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deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
dissent - disagree
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer