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::: grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
::: propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
::: conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
::: cordial - warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
::: gist - essence; main point; substance
::: blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
::: squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time