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acrophobia - fear of heights
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
incredulity - tendency to disbelief
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
studious - given to diligent study
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
shuffle - mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate