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::: ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
::: ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
::: macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
::: prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
::: unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
::: impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.