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gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
indiscriminate - choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
boor - rude, insensitive person
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess