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prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
archaic - antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
gibberish - nonsense; nonsensical or unintelligible talk or writing; babbling
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance