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::: figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
::: appall - dismay; shock deeply
::: saline - salty
::: adversary - opponent; enemy
::: defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
::: pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
::: abjure - renounce upon oath
::: accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
::: downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
::: bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror