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emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
doggerel - poor verse
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.