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orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
courier - messenger
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth