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::: adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
::: hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: rummage - ransack; thoroughly search
::: environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
::: avarice - greediness for wealth
::: incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child