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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
impair - injure; hurt; damage
miscellany - mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
gamut - entire range
crevice - crack; fissure
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person