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centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
disinclination - unwillingness
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune