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adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
fruitful - producing results; profitable; prolific; producing in abundance
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
infirmity - weakness
unintimating - unfrightening
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)