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depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
luscious - pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference