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mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
nugatory - worthless; futile
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation