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immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
vie - contend; compete
enunciate - announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
amorous - moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances
cloister - monastery or convent