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inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted