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droll - queer and amusing
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
trickle - flow in drops or in a thin stream; N.
interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based