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abstain
To refrain from something by one's own choice: abstain from traditional political rhetoric.
augury
The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
balmy
Having the quality or fragrance of balm; soothing.
Mild and pleasant: a balmy breeze.
condensation
An abridgement or shortening of something, especially of a written work or speech.
Physics.
The process by which a gas or vapor changes to a liquid.
cursory
Performed with haste and scant attention to detail: a cursory glance at the headlines.
blight
Any of numerous plant diseases resulting in sudden conspicuous wilting and dying of affected parts, especially young, growing tissues.
The condition or causative agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that results in blight.
deprecate
To express disapproval of; deplore.
dissuade
To deter (a person) from a course of action or a purpose by persuasion or exhortation: dissuaded my friend from pursuing such a rash scheme.
enigmatic
Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling: a professor's enigmatic grading system
facilitate
To make easy or easier: political agreements that facilitated troop withdrawals.
fraught
Filled with a specified element or elements; charged: an incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.
gratification
the act of being pleased or satisfied: His achievement gratified his father.To give what is desired to; indulge: gratified her curiosity. Reward
hypocritical
being accused from hypocrisy, the practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
An act or instance of such falseness.
imbibe
To drink.
To absorb or take in as if by drinking: “The whole body... imbibes delight through every pore” (Henry David Thoreau).
imperious
Arrogantly domineering or overbearing. See Synonyms at dictatorial.
Urgent; pressing.
Obsolete. Regal; imperial.