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::: compensatory - making up for; repaying
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
::: overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
::: sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
::: elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
::: fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
::: uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
::: surmount - overcome
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'