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pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
innate - inborn
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
calamity - disaster; misery
confound - confuse; puzzle