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conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
interstice - narrow space between things