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straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
hazardous - dangerous
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully
empirical - based on experience
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another