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cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
solemnity - seriousness; gravity
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
canto - division of a long poem
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs