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subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
insurgent - rebellious; N.
demolition - destruction; V. demolish
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound