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dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
monograph - scholarly article
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
latitude - freedom from narrow limitations
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence