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bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless