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empirical - based on experience
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia