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dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
engulf - surround and swallow up
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
languish - lose animation or strength
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek