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bedizen - dress with vulgar finery
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
emasculate - weaken; castrate