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stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
conglomerate - corporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
fanciful - whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme