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paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
recreant - disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
mollify - soothe an angry person
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated