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::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
::: swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
::: dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
::: quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
::: metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
::: prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner