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understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
verisimilar - having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill