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propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
compute - reckon; calculate
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
augment - increase; add to
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism