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varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
mollify - soothe an angry person
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
ameliorate - improve
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior