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::: idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
::: douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
::: ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify
::: abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
::: pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
::: subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
::: labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability