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tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
sprightly - lively
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing