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::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
::: diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
::: exult - rejoice
::: traverse - go through or across
::: lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
::: carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism