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::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
::: galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
::: sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
::: dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
::: arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
::: voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility
::: magniloquent - boastful; pompous
::: gainsay - deny