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necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
attenuate - make thin; weaken
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
disparity - difference; condition of inequality; OP. parity
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic