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propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
viand - food; CF. live
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander