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propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains