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occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
magnitude - greatness (in size or extent); extent
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
personable - attractive (in personality or appearance)
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire