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illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
visage - face; appearance
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
fiend - evil spirit; devil
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement