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alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
deterrent - something that discourages or deters
entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
anomaly - irregularity
incense - enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
euphony - sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious