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hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.