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condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
glamor - compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous
inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
asunder - into parts; apart; V. sunder
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop