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prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg