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instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
refraction - bending of a ray of light
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
asymmetric - not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
validate - make valid; confirm; ratify
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
vital - full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize