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ascribe
to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
aura
that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
blazon
to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
castigate
to punish severely; to criticize severely
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
enjoin
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
equitable
fair, just, embodying principles of justice
exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
expiate
to make amends, make up for; to avert
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
flout
to mock, treat with contempt
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on
interdede
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
jaded
wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satisfied by excessive indulgence)
millennium
a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
peculate
to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
permeate
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
precept
a rule of conduct or action
propensity
a natural inclination or predilection toward
repudiate
to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
resilient
able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly
simulate
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)