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defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
diva - operatic singer; prima donna