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catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
insuperable - insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
malefactor - evildoer; criminal