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::: semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
::: transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
::: compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
::: luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
::: verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
::: parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
::: surmount - overcome
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
::: disbar - make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession