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mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
whimsical - capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
opportune - timely; well-chosen