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::: defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
::: pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
::: harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
::: effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
::: neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
::: horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
::: discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
::: vulpine - like a fox; crafty
::: attest - testify; bear witness
::: brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.