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::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
::: sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
::: abscond - depart secretly and hide
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
::: verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
::: hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream