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::: apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
::: appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
::: transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
::: ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
::: insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
::: mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental