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subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
remnant - remainder
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words