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peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
underlying - lying below; fundamental
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
dappled - spotted
convex - curving outward
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology