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ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
fallible - liable to err
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
refraction - bending of a ray of light