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::: assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
::: asymmetric - not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
::: humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
::: conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
::: mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
::: sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
::: homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
::: initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
::: epoch - period of time