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elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke