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::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
::: besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
::: impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
::: amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
::: runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
::: iota - very small quantity
::: humid - damp; N. humidity