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ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric