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facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
falter - hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total