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placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
mischance - ill luck
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
scorch - sear; N.
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy