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incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
cogitate - think over; ponder
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion