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::: conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
::: blithe - (blithesome) gay; joyous
::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
::: dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
::: rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
::: boorish - rude; insensitive
::: ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting