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anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
attenuate - make thin; weaken
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
inamorata - woman whom a man loves
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
impregnate - make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate