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futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
impassable - not able to be traveled or crossed
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher