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::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
::: nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
::: coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
::: thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
::: abolish - cancel; put an end to
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance