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disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light