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opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
injurious - harmful; causing injury
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
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
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
censorious - severely critical
stipple - paint or draw with dots or short strokes