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pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
simplistic - oversimplified
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
girth - distance around something; circumference
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage