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irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
imminent - impending; near at hand
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
myriad - very large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand