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fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
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
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
increment - increase
clime - climate
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful