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prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter