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rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
alleviate - relieve (pain)
munificent - very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology