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abrogate

to repeal, cancel, declare null and void

ambient

completely surrounding, encompassing

asperity

roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness

burnish

to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish

cabal

a small group working in secret

delectable

delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory

deprecate

to express mild disapproval; to belittle

detritus

loose bits and pieces of materials resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from destruction

ebullient

overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling

eclectic

drawn from different sources

flaccid

limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness

impecunious

having little or no money

inexorable

inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding

moribund

dying, on the way out

necromancer

one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic

onerous

burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty

rife

common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete

sequester

to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody

rudiments

the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything

winnow

to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan

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