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quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
rejuvenate - make young again
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
demoniac - (demoniacal) fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil
odorous - having an odor