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::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
::: oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
::: suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
::: amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
::: raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
::: incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played