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adj. something that softens

Emollient

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adj. (esp. with reference to something unqelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial

Salutary

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n. something unaccountable; an inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior; freak

Vagary

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n. something which does not match up; inconsistency

Discrepancy

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n. something’s origin

Provenance

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n. soothing lotion intended to relieve pain

Liniment

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adj. (of a person, esp. a man) sauve, courteous, and refined in manner; sophisticated

Urbane

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adj. sounding sad or mournful

Plaintive

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adj. spacious

Capacious

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v. speak in an affected manner; walk with an affected delicacy or fastidiousness

Mince

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v. to speak misleadingly or in an evasive way

Prevaricate

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v. speak or write at length or detail

Expatiate

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v. speak slowly with words running together; n. a slow, lazy way of speaking or an accent with unusually prolonged vowel sounds

Drawl

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adj. petty, worthless

Picayune

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n. an adjective or descriptive phrase used as a label to express the essential nature of

Epithet

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n. harshness of tone or manner

Asperity

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adj. harmful; poisonous

Noxious

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adj. (of a feeling or habit) long-established and unlikely to change

Inveterate

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adj. gullible

Credulous

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n. gullibility

Credulity