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tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child