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'burnish
to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish, (v.) gloss brightness, luster (n.)
e'bullient
overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling (adj.)
de'lectable
delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory; (adj.) an appealing or appetizing food or dish (n.)
'abrogate
to repeal, cancel, declare null and void (v.)
de'tritus
loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction (n.)
a'sperity
roughness, severity,bitterness, or tartness (adj.)
'desuetude
disuse, the state of being discontinued (n.)
'ambient
completely surrounding (adj.)
ca'bal
a small group working in secret (n.)
'deprecate
to express mild disapproval; to belittle (v.)
e'clectic
drawn from different sources (adj.); one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources (n.)
se'quester
to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody (v.)
'moribund
dying, on the way out (adj.)
'necromancer
one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard (n.)
'winnow
to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to removed the chaff from wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan (v.)
'flaccid
limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness (adj.)
rife
common, prevalent, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant (adj.)
in'exorable
inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding (adj.)
'onerous
burdensome, oppressive; involving hardship or difficulty (adj.)
'emanate
to proceed or come forth from some point of origin, issue, originate; to send forth (v.)
impe'cunious
having little or no money (adj.)
'rudiments
the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything (n. pl.)