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palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
feral - (of an animal) not domestic; wild
denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
baffle - frustrate; perplex