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countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
prank - mischievous trick
colossal - huge
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself