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idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
quicksilver - mercury
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
consort - associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)