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bolster - support; reinforce
impassable - not able to be traveled or crossed
pantomime - acting without dialogue; V.
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant