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::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
::: rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
::: stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
::: teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
::: coax - persuade by flattery
::: vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: congenital - existing at birth
::: mollify - soothe an angry person
::: distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry