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timorous - fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
vying - contending; CF. vie
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
corrugated - wrinkled; ridged