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Blanch

blanCH 1. make white or pale by extracting color; bleach. 2. (of a person) grow pale from shock, fear, or a similar emotion.

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Ignominy

igˈnäminē 1. public shame or disgrace.

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Clemency

klemənsē 1. mercy; lenience.

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Garish

gariSH 1. obtrusively bright and showy; lurid

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Stifle

stīfəl 1. make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate. 2. restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion).

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Raffish

rafiSH 1. unconventional and slightly disreputable, esp. in an attractive manner.

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Imperious

imˈpi(ə)rēəs 1. assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.

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Courtesan

kôrtəzən 1. a prostitute, esp. one with wealthy or upper-class clients.

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Prosaic

prōˈzāik 1. having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty.

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Aesthete

esˌTHēt 1. a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art and beauty.

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Navel

nāvəl 1. a rounded, knotty depression in the center of a person's belly caused by the detachment of the umbilical cord after birth; the umbilicus.

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Rictus

riktəs 1. a fixed grimace or grin.

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Effeminate

iˈfemənət 1. (of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly.

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Demagogy

1. impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace.

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Tendentious

tenˈdenSHəs 1. expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, esp. a controversial one.

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Ruddy

rədē 1. (of a person's face) having a healthy red color. 2. make ruddy in color.

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Importunate

imˈpôrCHənit 1. persistent, esp. to the point of annoyance or intrusion.

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Hagiography

hagēˈägrəfē 1. the writing of the lives of saints.

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Requited

riˈkwīt 1. make appropriate return for (a favor, service, or wrongdoing).

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Callous

kaləs 1.showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.

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Repertory

repə(r)ˌtôrē 1. the performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals. 2. another term for repertoire: a repository or collection, esp. of information or retrievable examples.

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Unbecoming

ənbiˈkəmiNG 1. (esp. of clothing or a color) not flattering.

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Incensed

inˈsenst 1. very angry; enraged.

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Epigone

epiˌgōn 1. a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, esp. an artist or philosopher.

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Corpulent

kôrpyələnt 1. (of a person) fat.