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epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
nefarious - very wicked
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence