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prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
fissure - crevice; crack