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incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
malediction - curse
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
elysian - relating to paradise; blissful
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
terminus - last stop of railroad; end