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::: distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
::: cache - hiding place; V.
::: ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
::: artifice - deception; trickery
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man