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ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
incident - event; event that causes a crisis
qualified - limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent