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baneful
1 : productive of destruction or woe : seriously harmful <a baneful influence>
2 archaic : POISONOUS
synonym see PERNICIOUS

But, alas, I suspect some will continue to gravitate to the baneful, while hating and cursing true role models.
redress
1 a (1) : to set right : REMEDY <looked to charity, not to legislation, to redress social wrongs -- W.R. Inge> (2) : to make up for : COMPENSATE b : to remove the cause of (a grievance or complaint) c : to exact reparation for : AVENGE
2 archaic a : to requite (a person) for a wrong or loss b : HEAL
synonym see CORRECT
- re·dress·er noun


He added that targeted assistance efforts can help the Bolivian government strengthen democratic institutions, broaden participation in the political process, accelerate economic growth and redress societal inequities.
reminiscence
1 : apprehension of a Platonic idea as if it had been known in a previous existence
2 a : recall to mind of a long-forgotten experience or fact b : the process or practice of thinking or telling about past experiences
3 a : a remembered experience b : an account of a memorable experience -- often used in plural
4 : something so like another as to be regarded as an unconscious repetition, imitation, or survival
synonym see MEMORY


The undiscerning considered it ugly — he knew this and it wounded him — but especially in those illuminated seconds of reminiscence the oddly matched, changeful features had an irresistible fascination.

As the reminiscences renew and the blood flows, the answers as to what happened are far from straight forward...and are very deadly.

8; and (wouldn't you know?) "Living History," the reminiscences of Hillary, though down from its earlier heights, is still No.

There is a charming reminiscence of a late fifteenth-century childhood written by a twelve-year-old schoolboy, in which he recalls how `I was wont to lye styll abedde tyll it was forth dais, delitynge myselfe in slepe and ease.

More had his own reminiscences, which are expressed by a protagonist in his Dialogue of Comfort: `My mother had whan I was a litell boye, a good old woman that toke hede to her children, they callid her mother mawd.' One can imagine her in close cap and stuff gown.
purloin
steal

The masterful agent, who purloins the draft of a secret naval treaty from the private residence of a senior civil servant in the Admiralty, existed only in the imagination of the authors of thrillers.
severance
division; partition; seperation.
afflatus
a divine imparting of knowledge or power : INSPIRATION
allay
1 : to subdue or reduce in intensity or severity : ALLEVIATE <expect a breeze to allay the heat>
2 : to make quiet : CALM
intransitive senses, obsolete : to diminish in strength : SUBSIDE
synonym see RELIEVE
amass
1 : to collect for oneself : ACCUMULATE <amass a great fortune>
2 : to collect into a mass : GATHER <must select rather than simply amass details>
intransitive senses : to come together : ASSEMBLE
amuck
amock
benign
1 : of a gentle disposition : GRACIOUS <a benign teacher>
2 a : showing kindness and gentleness <benign faces> b : FAVORABLE, WHOLESOME <a benign climate>
3 a : of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life <a benign tumor> b : having no significant effect : HARMLESS <environmentally benign>
blatant
1 : noisy especially in a vulgar or offensive manner : CLAMOROUS
2 : completely obvious, conspicuous, or obtrusive especially in a crass or offensive manner : BRAZEN
synonym see VOCIFEROUS
bravado
1 a : blustering swaggering conduct b : a pretense of bravery
2 : the quality or state of being foolhardy
crepuscular
1 : of, relating to, or resembling twilight : DIM
2 : active in the twilight <crepuscular insects>
dotage
: a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness
fleck
1 : STREAK, SPOT <whitecaps flecked the blue sea>
2 : to color as if by sprinkling with flecks <his wit is flecked with sarcasm -- James Atlas>