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impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times