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vying - contending; CF. vie
alchemy - medieval chemistry
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
crave - desire; want intensely
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology