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bevy - large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
hut - crude dwelling; shack
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
veer - change in direction; swerve