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demerit - fault; bad quality
vicar - parish priest; representative
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
soothsayer - one who foretells the future
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
entreat - plead; ask earnestly