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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
humane - marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
abjure - renounce upon oath
incline - slope; slant; Ex. steep incline
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance