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recline - lie down
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent