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::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
::: crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
::: volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
::: accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
::: animated - lively; spirited
::: enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
::: molecule - the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance