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adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
infirmity - weakness
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises