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::: deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
::: clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
::: pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
::: quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
::: indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
::: chuckle - laugh quietly
::: navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
::: erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery