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::: dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
::: invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
::: teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
::: pretext - excuse
::: docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
::: distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
::: finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse