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extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
alchemy - medieval chemistry
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality