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auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
illicit - illegal
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
incessant - uninterrupted; unceasing
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services