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::: embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
::: defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
::: vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
::: exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
::: yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
::: defalcate - embezzle
::: functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
::: rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
::: unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
::: controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy