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derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
query - inquiry; question; V.
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
imprecation - curse; swearword
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
anthropoid - manlike; resembling a human being; N.
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile