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contaminate - pollute
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter