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graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
orator - public speaker
arraign - charge in court; indict
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
bewitch - cast a spell over; captivate completely
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation