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taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture