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Inaugurate
[v] begin or introduce (a system, policy, or period)
; admit (someone) formally to office
Skewer
[v] 1. fasten together or pierce with a pin or skewer
2. subject to sharp criticism or critical analysis
Rejuvenated
[adj] restore (a river or stream) to a condition characteristic of a younger landscape
Provoke
[v] stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone
Varnish
[n] <literary> an external or superficially attractive appearance of a specific quality
[v] apply varnish to
Unvarnished
[adj] 1. not covered with varnish
2. (of a statement or manner) plain and straightforward
Impervious to
[adj] unable to be affected by
Immutable
[adj] unchanging over time or unable to be changed
Perplex
[v] make (someone) feel completely baffled, confused
Baffle
[v] totally bewilder or perplex
Bewilder
[v] cause (someone) to be perplexed and confused
Nefarious
[adj] (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal
Uphold
[v] confirm or support (something which has been questioned)
Impugn
[v] dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question
Destitute of
[adj] not having
Dub
[v] give an unofficial name or nickname to (someone or something)
Frailty
[n] the condition of being weak and delicate
Forfeit
[v] lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing
Imperative
[adj] crucial
[n] an essential or urgent thing
Conviction
[n] 1. a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offense
2. a firmly held belief or opinion
Conundrum
[n] a confusing and difficult problem or question
Overt
[adj] done or shown openly; plainly apparent
Outright
[adv] 1. wholly and completely
2. immediately or instantly
[adj] open and direct
Vested interest
[n] a personal state or involvement in an undertaking or situation, especially one with an expectation of financial or other gain
Undertake
[v] commit oneself to an begin (an enterprise or responsibility); take on
Vagary
[n] an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior
Obsolete
[adj] no longer produced or used; out of date
Single someone/thing out
[v] choose someone or something from a group for special treatment