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illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
consonance - harmony; agreement
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered