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distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
rile - irritate; vex; muddy
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
babble - chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
acrophobia - fear of heights
modish - fashionable; conforming to the current fashion