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::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
::: congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
::: alimentary - supplying nourishment
::: sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: topple - become unsteady and fall down
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
::: welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data