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abate
to lessen, to reduce
aggrandize
to increase in power, reputation and influence
attenuate
to reduce in force or decree, to weaken
austere
severe or stern in appearance, undecorated
bolster
to support, to prop up
candid
impartial and honest in speech
castigate
to punish or critisize harshly
chicanery
deception by means of craft or guile
cogent
convincing and well reasoned
condone
overlook, pardon or disregard
corroborate
to provide supporting evidence
convoluted
intricate and complicating
credulous
too trusting, gullible
decorum
etiquette
deference
respect, courtesy
contempt
to disdain
defer
to postpone, to delay
desiccate
to dry out througly
desultory
haphazard, random
diatribe
an abusive, condemnatory speech
diffident
lacking self-confidence
stem
to arise,to descend
macerate
to soak, to steep
dilatory
intended to delay, sluggish
amateurish
dilettanish, unskillful
dirge
funeral hymn or mournful speech
disparate
incompatible, fundamentaly different
disparage
to dishonour, to discredit
dissemble
to disguise
dogmatic
authoritative, peremptory