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shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
impudence - impertinence; insolence
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.