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::: ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
::: welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: precipitant - something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; ħ
::: crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
::: sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
::: cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: monotheism - belief in one God