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avocation - secondary or minor occupation
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
indecisive - marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification