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entice
attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage (e.g, show _ audience into theatre)
cleft
split, divided, or partially divided into two (e.g, _ chin)
artifice
clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others.
scourge
cause great suffering to (e.g, government used to _ workers)
dystopia
an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one; opposite of utopia
reverberate
(of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo; have continuing and serious effects (e.g, statements _d in the capital)
poignant
evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret (e.g, _ remainder of the past)
lexicographer
a person who compiles dictionaries.
susceptible
likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing; capable or admitting of (e.g, hospital patients may be _ to infections)
fallible
capable of making mistakes or being wrong (e.g, experts can be _)
gripping
firmly holding the attention or interest; exciting (e.g, _ TV thriller)
harrowing
acutely distressing (e.g, _ film about racism and violence)
hackneyed
(of a phrase or idea) having been overused; unoriginal and trite (e.g, _ old sayings)
dichotomy
a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different (e.g, _ between science and mysticism)
schism
a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief (e.g, _ between orthodox and catholic)
shenanigan
(informal) A deceitful trick; an underhanded act; Remarks intended to deceive; deceit. Often used in the plural.
convaslescence
time spent recovering from an illness or medical treatment; recuperation.
flabbergast
(informal) surprise (someone) greatly; astonish (e.g, this news has left me totally _ed)
glimpse
(if verb) see or perceive briefly or partially; (if noun) a momentary or partial view (e.g, she caught a _ of the ocean)
pry (into)
pull apart two things that are glued together; enquire too inquisitively into a person's private affairs (e.g, _ing into someone's personal life)