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euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid