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cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
palette - board on which painter mixes pigments(coloring matters)
fuddle - make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
emasculate - weaken; castrate