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::: defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
::: ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
::: gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
::: fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
::: retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: mollify - soothe an angry person
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: pucker - gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
::: retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize