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Words that have just one definition in WordNet and aren't considered a part of something else.

footman
a man employed as a servant in a large establishment (as a palace) to run errands and do chores
 
pterygoid muscle
muscle descending from the sphenoid bone to the lower jaw
 
cainogenesis
introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)
 
wildfire
a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration
 
tentorium
(anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum
 
closely-held
owned by a relatively few shareholders
 
hyaline cartilage
translucent cartilage that is common in joints and the respiratory passages; forms most of the fetal skeleton
 
decentralising
tending away from a central point
 
emasculated
(of a male animal) having the testicles removed
 
gene expression
conversion of the information encoded in a gene first into messenger RNA and then to a protein
 
law of averages
a law affirming that in the long run probabilities will determine performance
 
crash landing
an emergency landing under circumstances where a normal landing is impossible (usually damaging the aircraft)
 
transient global amnesia
memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active
 
pater
an informal use of the Latin word for father; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously
 
mandrillus leucophaeus
similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
 
granola
cereal made of especially rolled oats with dried fruits and nuts and honey or brown sugar
 
neuromarketing
marketing based on studies of consumers' sensorimotor, cognitive, and affective responses
 
taoiseach
the prime minister of the Irish Republic
 
jew's harp
a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
 
swale
a low area (especially a marshy area between ridges)
 
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