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winnow
(v) to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain waht is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan
sequester
(v) to set apart, seperate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody
rudiments
(n) the paris of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything
rife
(adj) commone, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, repute
onerous
(adj) burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
necromancer
(n) one who claims to reveal or influence the future though magic, especially communication with the dead, in general, a magician or wizard
moribund
(adj) dying, on the way out
inexorable
(adj) inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding
impecunious
(adj) having little or no money
flaccid
(adj) limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness
eclectic
(adj) drawn from different sources; (n) one who's beliefs are drawn from various sources
ebullient
(adj) overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
detritus
(n) loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration of wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction
deprecate
(v) to express mild disapproval; to belittle
delectable
(adj) delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory; (n) an appealing or appetizing food or dish
cabal
(n) a small group working in secret
burnish
(v) to make smooth or glossy by russing. polish;(n) gloss, brightness, luster
asperity
(n) roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
ambient
(adj) completely surrounding, encompassing
abrogate
(v) to repeal, cancel, declare null and void