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incarcerate - imprison
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care