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anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
deign - condescend; stoop
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure