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arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak