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opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
propensity - natural inclination
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
retinue - following; attendants
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability