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genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
contaminate - pollute