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liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
remonstrate - protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)