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::: balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
::: avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
::: curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
::: garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
::: epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: pretext - excuse
::: prudent - cautious; careful; prudential
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners