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dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
forward - presumptuous or bold
deserts - what someone deserves
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
coax - persuade by flattery
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.