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philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
penitent - repentant; N.
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
tertiary - third in order or rank
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence