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augment
v. to increase; to make greater
dissipate
v. to spread in every direction; to waste
entity
n. something with independent exsistence, either in acutality or in one's mind; a discrete unit
entomology
n. the branch of zoology that deals with insects
abstain
v. to choose to do without; to refrain from
subside
v. to sink or fall to a lover level; to become less active; to wane
tepid
adj. slightly warm; lukewarm; lacking warmth of feeling or enthusiasm
idyll
a short description of peaceful country life; a scene suitable for such work
omnivourus
eating every kind of food, both animal and vegetable eagerly taking in everything
credence
n. belief; acceptance as valid or true; validity
diverge
v. to move or extend in different dircetion from a common point; to differ in opinion
taint
n. a trace of something bad or harmful or of contamination or infection
v. to infect to posion
assay
n. an analysis (especially of ore)to determine compostion
v. to put to a test; to attempt
faction
n. a group of people within a larger group, usually causing conflict or disagreemnet; a selfish or quarrelsome group
vogue
n. fashion, popularity
catharsis
n. a pruging; a purifying by ridding of emotions, especially through the experience of art
prototype
an original model on which subsequent forms are bases; a standard example
fiord
a long narrow inlet of the sea, with steep cliffs rising alongisde
unremitting
adj. never stopping or slackening; constant
inherent
inborn, basic, native