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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
satirical - using satire; mocking
adore - love deeply and respect highly
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical