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selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
upshot - outcome; final result
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism