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antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
endue - provide with some quality; endow
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains