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resurrect - revive
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation