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amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew