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discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
studious - given to diligent study
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
palpable - tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions