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::: magistrate - official with power to administer the law
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
::: smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
::: placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
::: dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
::: imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
::: obsequy - funeral ceremony
::: resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
::: incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity