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derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
apothecary - druggist; pharmacist
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)