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palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
lithe - flexible; supple; CF. limber
illicit - illegal
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
defalcate - embezzle
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof