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betroth - become engaged to marry
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
buxom - full-bosomed; plump; jolly
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
rile - irritate; vex; muddy
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease