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gist - essence; main point; substance
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
unfaltering - steadfast; firm; not changing
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful