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substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
compulsive - resulting from compulsion
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
innate - inborn
staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption