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smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
scorch - sear; N.
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal