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mollify - soothe an angry person
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
coiffure - hairstyle
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil