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::: upshot - outcome; final result
::: embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
::: parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
::: nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
::: nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
::: complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
::: ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
::: torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating