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abstruse: difficult to understand meaning

apparently: clearly seen

assault: sudden attack

aver: state positively

belabor: beat hard

benediction: blessing

blasphemy: unnecessary talk about god

conceivable: imaginable

conjure: do magic

contraction: shortened form

contrive: invent

counsel: advise

countenance: face

declamation: speech (full of feelings)

dreary: dull, useless

ecstatic: causing great joy

emulate: better than

enchant: delight

endorse: support

folly: foolishness

for go: give up

neither to: until now

importunity: repeated/request

incivility: impoliteness

indolent: lazy

infatuation: affecting someone with great folly

introspect: examine oneself

invocation: prayer

pester: annoy

precarious: unsafe

prolific: producing much

shudder: shake with fear

subvert: destroy

slipshod: carelessly

supple: not stiff

writhe: twist/ roll in pain

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