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import - significance; importance; meaning
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)