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fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
disparage - belittle
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent