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::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: veracity - truthfulness; adherence to the truth
::: facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
::: bolster - support; reinforce
::: galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
::: encircle - surround
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
::: deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory