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::: incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
::: amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
::: gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
::: expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
::: complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
::: degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person