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::: congeal - freeze; coagulate
::: taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
::: recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: eulogistic - praising; full of eulogy