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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
verdant - green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
militant - combative; bellicose; N.
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail