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embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
refraction - bending of a ray of light
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse