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penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value