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ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
incipient - beginning; in an early stage
lewd - lustful