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execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
repartee - quick clever reply