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predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm