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tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
lofty - very high
enthrall - capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
equitable - fair; impartial; OP. inequitable
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
defection - desertion