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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
dignitary - person of high rank or position
dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
apparition - ghost; phantom
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties