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careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
disseminate - distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough