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lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
chuckle - laugh quietly
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors