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gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
peerless - having no equal; incomparable
soothsayer - one who foretells the future
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
predecessor - former occupant of a post
ameliorate - improve