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orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
knoll - little round hill; hillock
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross