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forebears - (forbears) ancestors
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
febrile - feverish
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind