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compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
rabble - mob; noisy crowd
capacious - spacious
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
putrescent - becoming putrid; putrefying
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through