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physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
inamorata - woman whom a man loves
gist - essence; main point; substance
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
unimpeachable - that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla