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::: ovation - enthusiastic applause
::: inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
::: enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
::: debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
::: lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
::: aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
::: metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
::: acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain