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demeanor - behavior; bearing
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
graphic - pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
appall - dismay; shock deeply
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement