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rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition