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repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
bolster - support; reinforce
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
vex - annoy; distress
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive