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negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
impassable - not able to be traveled or crossed
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options