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acetic - vinegary
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest