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alleviate - relieve (pain)
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
bode - foreshadow; portend
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism