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spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
affiliation - joining; associating with
concomitant - that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind