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metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
augment - increase; add to
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
broil - cook by direct heat; N.
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment