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::: sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
::: orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
::: buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
::: auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
::: knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
::: rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
::: grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace