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lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet