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debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)