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obsequy - funeral ceremony
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
vying - contending; CF. vie
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
innate - inborn