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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
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate