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::: bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
::: duration - length of time something lasts
::: ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
::: porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
::: gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
::: inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural