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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
opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
impudence - impertinence; insolence
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
gourmet - connoisseur of food and drink; epicure
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away