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prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
pretext - excuse
whit - small amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay