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mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
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
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
retinue - following; attendants