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disband - dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
gaudy - flashy; showy