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permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
larder - pantry; place where food is kept
fallible - liable to err
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)