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muster - gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand