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pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
interstice - narrow space between things