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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