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interstice - narrow space between things
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
emancipate - set free; liberate
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
replica - copy
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune