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::: prong - pointed projecting part
::: embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
::: efface - rub out; remove the surface of
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
::: nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
::: compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
::: prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
::: swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat