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precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
preamble - introductory statement
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence