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embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
agenda - items of business at a meeting
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
overturn - turn over; capsize; topple
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
premonitory - serving to warn
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision