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limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
gaffe - social blunder
carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos