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vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance