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::: scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
::: sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
::: mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
::: putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
::: noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
::: proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
::: timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
::: tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather