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necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
awful - terrible; very bad
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
redress - remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
corporeal - bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible