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frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
promontory - headland
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
refraction - bending of a ray of light
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid