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dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
abridge - condense or shorten
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
viscid - adhesive; gluey
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard