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anachronistic
The car in the WWII movie was an anachronistic detail overlooked.
out of proper time in history
assuage
the salve assuaged the sunburn
to soothe
belittle
Don't belittle little ones.
to ridicule
air
air your grievances
to make public
chimerical
a chimerical creature
imaginary
erudite
ehr' you dite
The erudite professor gave the lecture.
knowledgeable
amenable
uh meen' uh bul
He was amenable to the changes in proceedure.
agreeable
abstemious
ab stee' mee us
abstemious towards sweets
refrain
be guile
the secret agent beguiled the guard
trick
caustic
caustic chmeicals cause irritation
corrosive, sharp
credulous
Credulous Fred believed all that he read.
trusting
missive
A missive arrived yesterday.
a letter,
maladroit
The maladroit mommy tripped on the shoes.
clumsy
ephemeral
an ephermeral relationship
vanishing, transitory
allay
to allay her fears
soothe, assuage
elegiac
My, she is a real elegiac!
teary
garrulous
Garrulous Gretta stopped them at the door
talkative
adept
He was adept at sawing lumber.
skillful
furtive
--cast a furtive glance
sneaky, secret
halcyon
hal' see on
a halcyon sea
calm