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selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person