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lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful