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bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
jocund - merry
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
abash - embarrass
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
browbeat - bully; intimidate
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
topple - become unsteady and fall down
benediction - blessing