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abscond - depart secretly and hide
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
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