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::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
::: overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
::: hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
::: macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
::: agility - nimbleness; ability to move quickly
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: mural - wall painting