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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
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
regicide - murder of a king or queen