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::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
::: formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
::: garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
::: impecunious - without money
::: lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
::: cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
::: confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
::: discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful