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::: beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
::: buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
::: absolve - pardon (an offense)
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
::: anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
::: felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
::: ameliorate - improve
::: limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner