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figurine - small ornamental statuette(very small statue)
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
vie - contend; compete
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
quicksilver - mercury
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents