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::: aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
::: vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
::: horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
::: swill - drink greedily
::: masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
::: pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
::: wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
::: embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
::: relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette