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::: esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
::: acetic - vinegary
::: levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
::: wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
::: churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
::: bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
::: promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
::: prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic