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::: catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
::: celestial - heavenly
::: generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
::: caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
::: expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
::: ablution - washing
::: cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium