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::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
::: 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
::: concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
::: opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
::: vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
::: bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
::: correlate - either of the correlated things; V.
::: abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
::: forebears - (forbears) ancestors
::: cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid