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::: opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: mauve - pale purple
::: nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
::: embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
::: finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
::: mimicry - imitation
::: hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant