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cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
adamant - hard; inflexible
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
abominate - loathe; hate
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist