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derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
domicile - home; V. ADJ. domiciled: having one's domicile; Ex. He is domiciled in Britain.
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
swill - drink greedily
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.