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quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
apiarist - person who keeps bees
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)