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embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
impassable - not able to be traveled or crossed
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
raiment - clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.
allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer