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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
aptitude - fitness; talent
agog - highly excited; intensely curious
creed - system of religious or ethical belief
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
incorporeal - without a material body; insubstantial
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity