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abrasive
harsh, causing irritation, rough

kind, soothing
appease
to pacify, to be conciliatory in a manner that sacrifices principles

to incense
bewail
to deplore, to express deep sorrow
cleft
a space or opening made by cleavage, a split
countermand
to revoke, to cancel, or to reverse
defraud
to deal with deceptively
disavowal
denial
eclipse
to cast a shadow; to darken; to make dim or obscure by comparison
ellipsis
omission of words necessary for complete construction
fussbudget
one who fusses
idolatry
worship of idols, excessive devotion
malicious
motivated by hate or deliberate intent to harm
mote
a particle or speck of dust
optimum
most favorable, best or greatest degree attainable
personification
attribution of personal qualities
pertinacity
stubborn persistence or act of refusing to yield an opinion or belief
prate
to talk idly or foolishly at great length
precept
a rule guiding conduct or imposing a standard
repulse
to repel or to rebuff( usually with rudeness)
scribe
a journalist, a public secretary or clerk
sophistry
practice of intentionally misleading arguments that seem to be plausible
supplication
begging, humbly asking for favor
traducer
one who slanders or speaks falsely about someone
venturesome
being bold and taking risks
waylay
to ambush or to attack unexpectedly