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spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
tedium - boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale