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irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
comprehend - include; understand
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
indiscriminate - choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
soluble - able to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline