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eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
potentate - monarch; sovereign
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze