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ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee