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construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
buffoonery - clowning
traduce - expose to slander
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
decapitate - behead
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious