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accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
enervate - weaken; take away energy from
enterprise - willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
affluence - abundance; wealth
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail