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::: quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
::: revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
::: significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
::: adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
::: dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
::: disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray