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::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
::: opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
::: dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
::: killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
::: knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
::: explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
::: apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
::: abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
::: grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars