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::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
::: deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: titter - nervous giggle; nervous laugh; V.
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: depredation - plundering; destruction
::: motto - brief statement used to express a principle