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embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
centripetal - tending toward the center
pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment