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::: smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
::: gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: outlandish - bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
::: spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
::: impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
::: effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off