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alchemy - medieval chemistry
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
creed - system of religious or ethical belief
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
transcendent - exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
malefactor - evildoer; criminal