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To come between; to mediate; to occur between times
intervene
To make numb with amazement; to stun into helplessness
stupefy
Depressing, discouraging, harsh, cold, barren, raw
bleak
Partially open
ajar
To object, to make exception
demur
An emotional or psychological cleansing that brings relief or renewal
cartharsis
To make less severe; to relieve, to lessen
alleviate
A territory over which one rules has influence or powers
domain
Truthfulness, sincere honesty
candor
Events following some occurence; a consequence of
aftermath
A natural attraction; kinship; similarity
affinity
To tempt r persuade by using deception or flattery
inveigle
A leader who obtains power by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of the people
demagogue
Extremely unconventional or far fetched
bizarre
Careless, negligent; not tense, slack
lax
About; at an estimated historical time period
circa
Multi-colored, especially of more than one color in patches
pied
A substance used to destroy plants, especially weeds
herbicide
Depression of spirits, gloomy, weary
melancholy
Situated in front
anterior
To beautify by adding ornaments; to add fanciful or fictitious details to
embellish
Ill humor, irritable, cranky
petulant
To criticize harshly, usually with the intention or correcting wrongdoing
castigate
Pull away, take by violence
wrest
Stubborn; contrary; intractable
perverse
Snakelike in shape or movement; winding as a snake
serpentine
Border upon; to adjoin
abut
To seperate or keep apart from others
segregate
Shriveled, shrunken, dried up
wither
To soothe; to make less severe; to satisfy, ease, lessen
assuage