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dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent