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::: depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
::: shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
::: dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
::: innocuous - harmless
::: pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar