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invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
primate - group of mammals including humans
incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner