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smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red