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::: waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky
::: parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
::: inverse - opposite
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
::: shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
::: permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
::: nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
::: attenuate - make thin; weaken