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::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
::: arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
::: slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
::: nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
::: congruence - correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
::: discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
::: swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
::: threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
::: meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute