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initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
surmise - guess; N.
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room