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irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
pendulous - hanging; suspended
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
gaffe - social blunder
glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope