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circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
dispirited - lacking in spirit
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
gist - essence; main point; substance
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
hermetic - sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight
cogitate - think over; ponder
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies