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dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
precise - exact
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief