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ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
lineage - descent; ancestry
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation