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physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial