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melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
condiments - seasonings; spices
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
attenuate - make thin; weaken
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious