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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
ambrosia - food of the gods
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to