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melee - fight
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities