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emasculate - weaken; castrate
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment