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::: annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
::: hummock - small hill; hillock
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
::: lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise