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inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy