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blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
abscission - cutting off; separation
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
dappled - spotted
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
berate - scold strongly
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
renown - fame; ADJ. renowned