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obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth