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obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
adept - expert at; very skilled
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
astral - relating to the stars
elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
incur - bring upon oneself
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food