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cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
discombobulated - discomposed; confused
tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon