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frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate