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mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
decoy - lure or bait; V.
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental