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bent
leaning; inclination; proclivity; tendency
He had a naturally artistic bent.
broach
bring up; announce; begin to talk about
brook
to tolerate, endure, countenance
cardinal
major
as in cardinal sin
color
to change as if by dyeing; i.e. to distort, gloss or affect (usually the first)
Yellow journalism colored the truth.
damp
to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound, etc., as with a baffle (a device that damps sound, natch!)
die
a tool used for shaping
as in a tool and die shop
essay
to test or try; attempt, experiment
exact
to demand, call for, require, take
Even a victorious war exacts a heavy price.
fell
where trees are cut to extract lumber
flag
to sag or droop, to become spiritless, to decline
Think of a flag on a windless day, as in her flagging spirits.
alloy
to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior
"unalloyed" means pure
appropriate
to take for one's own use; confiscate
arrest or arresting
to suspend; to engage; holding one's attention
as in arrested adolescence; an arresting protrait
august
majestic; venerable