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::: asymmetric - not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
::: incinerate - burn to ashes
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
::: testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
::: covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)