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::: placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
::: infantile - childish; infantlike
::: interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper