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vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant