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::: nebula - diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas; galaxy
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: remnant - remainder
::: rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
::: abrogate - abolish
::: officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
::: vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of