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wane
v. grow smaller or less powerful
stanza
n. part of a poem, arrangement of lines forming a division of a poem
whet
v. 1. sharpen 2. make more keen; stimulate
sequester
1. withdraw into solitude, hide away 2. temporarily seize property until debts have been paid (legal)
philanthropist
n. one who endeavors to help his fellow men, often through charity
redundant
more than necessary, superfluous, constituting an excess
shrewd
adj. clever
sonorous
deep, resonant (of voice or sound); imposing or impressive (of speech or style)
supersede
replace something, especially something older or more old-fashioned; supplant
wield
v. handle as a weapon
infallible
adj. exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement
precocious
adj. having (mental) faculties prematurely developed
undulate
v. move in wavy motion
rectify
v. to correct, set right
prevaricate
avoid saying what you mean, speak evasively; equivocate
sensuous
affecting the senses
purport
pretend to do or be smth; (also noun: meaning, purpose or intent of sth)
redoubtable
formidable, inspiring respect and possibly fear
berate
scold angrily; castigate, upbraid, chastise
perusal
n. careful reading or examining of something
retinue
n. team of staff; entourage
acerbic
sharp, direct, cruel speech or writing
sagacious
adj. wise
sedentary
sitting down, accustomed to sitting or taking little exercise
parley
n. discussion during a military truce
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