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musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
inkling - hint; slight indication
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
baffle - frustrate; perplex
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch