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::: engross - occupy fully; absorb
::: synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
::: formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
::: dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
::: ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
::: straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
::: provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
::: increment - increase
::: inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
::: indomitable - unconquerable; unyielding