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lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
immutable - unchangeable
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter