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frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
credence - belief
hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens