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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
propound - put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
canto - division of a long poem