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delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
spectral - ghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom
ligneous - like wood
supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm