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intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies