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sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
ancillary - serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer