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futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
promontory - headland
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse