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elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
captious - faultfinding; too critical
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
menace - threat; V: threaten