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quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
abeyance - suspended action
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness