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countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
interminable - endless