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ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
trite - hackneyed; commonplace
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid