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assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
insurmountable - overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable