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astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
abbreviate - shorten
minatory - menacing; threatening
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak