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engender - cause; produce; give rise to
unearthly - not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola