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::: touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
::: notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
::: minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
::: queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
::: dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
::: embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
::: respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
::: inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
::: aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)