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impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
masticate - chew
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
senility - old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
hoodwink - deceive; delude
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice