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clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
feign - pretend
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
decelerate - slow down
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool