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martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
senility - old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
conclave - private secret meeting
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade