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::: forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
::: embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
::: prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
::: perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
::: despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
::: apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
::: rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
::: impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
::: gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
::: equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform