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flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
decelerate - slow down
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable