PP 11 and 12 definitions and synonyms

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elixir

a supposed remedy for all ailments; medicine; panacea

desiccated

dried up

cessation

a stopping; a discontinuance; ceasing; end

juxtapose

to place side-by-side for comparison; measure; examine

kinetic

pertaining to motion

garrulous

talkative; loquacious; verbose

fetish

an object that receives respect or devotion; charm; talisman

scintillate

to sparkle; to twinkle; to sparkle intellectually

lachrymose

tearful, weepy

fissure

an opening; a groove; a split

epitome

a typical example; embodiment; archetype

languid

sluggish; drooping from weakness; listless; feeble; drooping

delineate

to describe, to depict

legerdemain

sleight of hand; deception

libertine

one who leads an immoral life; hedonist; glutton; epicurean

halcyon

calm; pleasant; tranquil; unruffled

fastidious

hard to please; fussy; meticulous; exacting

badinage

playful, teasing talk; chaff; joshing

malapropism

a word humorously misused

garner

to gather; to acquire; harvest

kismet

destiny; fate; fortune (one's lot in life)

hegira

flight; escape

paradigm

a model; an example

debauchery

corruption; self-indulgence; excess; dissipation

milieu

environment; setting

regress

to move backward

bilious

bad tempered; cross; grouchy; cantankerous

necromancy

magic, especially that practiced by a witch; black magic, conjuring

gumption

courage and initiative; common sense; enterprise; aggressiveness; drive

blandishment

flattery; overpraise; bootlicking

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