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context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic