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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.
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
unravel - disentangle; solve
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
contaminate - pollute
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank