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actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
fluency - smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature