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predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
extol - praise very highly; glorify
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
squander - waste; spend foolishly
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone