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derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
buffoon - stupid person; clown
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory