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philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
memento - token; reminder of the past; keepsake; Ex. memento of your visit
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe