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germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
contusion - bruise
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
philanderer - faithless lover; flirt
adept - expert at; very skilled