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wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
palette - board on which painter mixes pigments(coloring matters)
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
reprisal - retaliation
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
quietude - tranquillity; calmness