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necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
traduce - expose to slander
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious