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::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
::: brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
::: consummate - complete; V.
::: regicide - murder of a king or queen
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: redress - remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for
::: prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
::: conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
::: salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health