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effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
adorn - decorate
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.