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evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
obese - excessively fat; N. obesity
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
subsequent - following in time or order; later
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile