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arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers