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enjoin - command; order; forbid
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
cordial - warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life