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assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
euphony - sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor