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diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop