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circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous