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selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
malodorous - foul-smelling
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
alchemy - medieval chemistry
pronounced - distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade