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::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
::: doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
::: proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: interpolate - insert between
::: disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
::: insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency