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mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous