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illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
genre - particular variety of art or literature
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
swill - drink greedily
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
incapacitate - disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity