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::: charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
::: muggy - (of weather) warm and damp
::: smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
::: impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
::: apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
::: incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
::: precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork