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prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
benediction - blessing
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth