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acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
disband - dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline