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Impugn
challenge; question someone’s honor etc.
Incubus
encumbrance; nightmarish thing
Lope
run with long strides
Macerate
chop into tiny pieces
Nostrum
remedy
Saw
1. tool for cutting; 2. wise saying
Sibyl
prophetess
Brook
1. small stream; 2. tolerate
Emboss
decorate with a raised design
Eschew
shun; avoid
Limpid
transparently clear
Liturgy
form of worship
Nexus
connection
Odometer
instrument to measure distance covered
Purchase
1. grip; 2. buy
Quotidian
daily; routine
Seminal
essential; formative
Agog
amazed; wide-eyed with enthusiasm
Amortize
pay off a debt in installments
Curmudgeon
grumpy person
Dormancy
state of inactivity
Efficacy
effectiveness
Epithet
phrase used as a label or to express the essential nature of
Figurehead
symbol of power; nominal leader
Fracas
fight; disturbance
Jamb
door post
Milk
to squeeze; obtain by application of pressure
Chorales
simple hymns
Dissonance
discord; disagreement
Frieze
decorative border
Gist
essence; main point
Latent
hidden; real but undeveloped
Partiality
bias
Plodding
walking slowly and heavily; uninspired
Rekindle
relight; revive
Didactic
intended to teach; instructive
Extrinsic
irrelevant; on the outside
Inconsequential
unimportant; insignificant; negligible
Malediction
a curse
Panacea
remedy for all ills
Prevaricate
speak misleadingly and evasively
Scuttle
sink
Unfrock
to remove a priest from his position
Annex (v)
take possession of; seize; capture
Cerebral
intellectual
Diffident
lacking confidence
Fallacious
false
Inconspicuous
not easily seen; subtle; not noticeable
Malefactor
a wrong-doer
Unscathed
unharmed; intact; without a scratch
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