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::: compensatory - making up for; repaying
::: magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
::: diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
::: unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
::: rendezvous - meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.
::: compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
::: grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars