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arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
allure - entice; attract; tempt
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
shudder - shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed