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abeyance - suspended action
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
advent - arrival
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
incarcerate - imprison
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce