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scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
simulate - feign; imitate
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of