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cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
unerringly - infallibly; ADJ. unerring: making no mistakes
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement