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sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
censorious - severely critical
earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
assent - agree; accept; N. assessment