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extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
pulsate - throb; beat regularly; vibrate regularly
superfluous - excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced