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inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
squander - waste; spend foolishly
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.