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selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
ventral - abdominal
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
pedestrian - ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid