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parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
wary - very cautious; watchful
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)