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relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
engulf - surround and swallow up
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience