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promontory - headland
billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
corrugated - wrinkled; ridged
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous