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ingenue - ing\'enue; young innocent girl
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
wary - very cautious; watchful
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
wanderlust - strong longing to travel
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen