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substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
subjugate - conquer; bring under control
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
comestible - something fit to be eaten
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture