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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
botch - mismanage; blow
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed