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quicksilver - mercury
insightful - discerning; perceptive
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N: