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bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life