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cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
unerringly - infallibly; ADJ. unerring: making no mistakes
covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon