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archipelago - group of closely located islands
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
boor - rude, insensitive person
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)