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catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
mural - wall painting
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity