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encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
arrhythmic - lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
traverse - go through or across
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart