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::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
::: paramour - illicit lover
::: exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
::: germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
::: conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
::: sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
::: emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
::: protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth