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::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: distrait - absentminded; distracted
::: alleviate - relieve (pain)
::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: progenitor - ancestor
::: despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
::: wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
::: olfactory - concerning the sense of smell