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necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround
aptitude - fitness; talent
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism