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emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
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.
lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed