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ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
quicksilver - mercury
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
abut - border upon; adjoin
snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.