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sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
mauve - pale purple
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town