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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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