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permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
bicameral - two-chambered as a legislative body
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book