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inception - start; beginning
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
impregnate - make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate
abscission - cutting off; separation
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional