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herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
traduce - expose to slander
interstice - narrow space between things
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy