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deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
incarcerate - imprison
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
menace - threat; V: threaten