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rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
certitude - certainty
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes