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chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
doggerel - poor verse
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
coax - persuade by flattery
condiments - seasonings; spices