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loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural