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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake