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prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling