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ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
alchemy - medieval chemistry
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime