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allege
to assert without proof or confirmation
arrant
thoroughgoing, out and out; shameless, blatant
badinage
light and playful conversation
conciliate
to overcome the distrust of; win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent
countermand
to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
echelon
one of a seris of grades in an organization or field of activity
exacerbate
to make more violent, sever, bitter or painful
fatuous
stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
irrefutable
impossible to disprove
juggernaut
a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
lackadaisical
lacking spirit or interest, half-hearted
litany
a prayer consisting of short appeals to god recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation
macabre
grisly, gruesome; horrible,distressing; having death as a subject
paucity
an inadequate quantity
portend
to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen
raze
to tear down
recant
to withdarw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed
saturate
to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity
saturnine
of gloomy or surly disposition
slough
to cast of, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary