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palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
conglomerate - corporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory