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matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
repeal - revoke; annul
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed