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herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
dauntless - bold; fearless
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species