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idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse