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quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena