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::: subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
::: cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: distend - expand; swell out
::: boorish - rude; insensitive
::: encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
::: headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
::: unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place