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::: provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
::: pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
::: forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
::: presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
::: conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
::: efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual