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relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry