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discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent