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swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
quaff - drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment);
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
itinerant - wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred