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ligneous - like wood
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.