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::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
::: oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
::: abhor - detest; hate
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
::: satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
::: connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
::: patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
::: unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant