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subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
ablution - washing
wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society