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fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
underlying - lying below; fundamental
proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)