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draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
cession - yielding to another; ceding
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
venerate - revere; treat with great respect