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::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
::: codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
::: prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
::: inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
::: parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter