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emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.