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avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
redoubtable - formidable; causing fear
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
residue - remainder; balance
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast