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metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
effeminate - having womanly traits
distend - expand; swell out
inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
wary - very cautious; watchful
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.