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expiate - make amends for (a sin)
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
suavity - urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
animated - lively; spirited