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conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
lithe - flexible; supple; CF. limber
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
bludgeon - club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
confound - confuse; puzzle