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environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
saline - salty
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
hoary - white with age
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person