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topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
acetic - vinegary
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
obsidian - black volcanic rock
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete