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explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
asunder - into parts; apart; V. sunder
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
natation - swimming
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth