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quicksilver - mercury
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct