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leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
insuperable - insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties