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neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
animosity - active enmity
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will