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relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
espionage - spying
feign - pretend
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.