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clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
finale - conclusion; concluding part
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
decelerate - slow down
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)