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Anhelonium Lewinii: Peyote. Named after Louis Lewin, the first person to do a methodical analysis of the cactus.
Antinomy:  a contradiction between two apparently equally valid principles or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles
 a fundamental and apparently unresolvable conflict or contradiction < antinomies of beauty and evil, freedom and slavery
Apophthegems: a short cryptic remark containing some general or generally accepted truth; maxim
Apotheosis: the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god
Apotropaic: Intended to ward off evil.
Bastion:  Fortification. a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms an irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work.
 a fortified place.
 anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality,condition, etc.: a bastion of solitude; a bastion of democracy.
Blandishments: something that tends to coax or cajole
Calchexia: general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease
Catarrh: inflammation of a mucous membrane, especially of the respiratory tract, accompanied by excessive secretions.
Cerebration: To use the mind
Conspectus: A general survey of a subject.
Cretonne: A heavy unglazed cotton, linen, or rayon fabric, colorfully printed and used for draperies and slipcovers
Desuetude: A state of disuse or inactivity
Dorp: n. archaic or (South African) a small town or village.
Encomium: Glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise
Ethnobotany: The plant lore and agricultural customs of a people.
Execration: the act of cursing or denouncing; also : the curse so uttered
Fathom: Six feet/1.8 metres
Fillip: a blow or gesture made by the sudden forcible straightening of a finger curled up against the thumb
Heliograph: a device for signaling by means of a movable mirror that reflects beams of light, especially sunlight, to a distance.
Inveigle: To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk.
Moon-faced: Having a round face
Mufti:  A Muslim scholar who interprets the shari’a
 Civilian dress, especially when worn by one who normally wears a uniform
Pellucid:  : admitting maximum passage of light without diffusion or distortion <a pellucid stream>
 : reflecting light evenly from all surfaces
 : easy to understand
Prefatory: Of, relating to, or constituting a preface; introductory.
Purlieu:  an outlying or adjacent district
 a frequently visited place
Pusillanimous: Lacking courage and resolution : marked by contemptible timidity
Ravening: To feed greedily
Roustabout:  a : deckhand; b : longshoreman
 : an unskilled or semiskilled laborer especially in an oil field or refinery
 a circus worker who erects and dismantles tents, cares for the grounds, and handles animals and equipment
 : a person with no permanent home or regular occupation; also : one who stirs up trouble
Sagacity: The quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom.
Surd: [ 1.] Mathematics An irrational number, such as 2.
[2.] Linguistics A voiceless sound in speech.
Surmise: a thought or idea based on scanty evidence : conjecture
Taphonomy: The study of the conditions and processes by which organisms become fossilized.
Vagitus: the cry of an infant
Verst: Russian unit of measurement equal to 3500 feet/.66 miles/1.07 kilometres