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metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens