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incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint