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perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
nonentity - person of no importance; nonexistence
engaging - charming; attractive
deducible - derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
topple - become unsteady and fall down
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
facsimile - copy