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ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
compute - reckon; calculate
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
seasoned - experienced
incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility