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cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
amenities - convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)