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palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
truism - self-evident truth
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
cogent - convincing
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)