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Word: bate

Definition: let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate

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::: caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
::: quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
::: canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
::: recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
::: miserly - stingy; mean
::: imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
::: dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
::: impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence