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plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
pretext - excuse
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
consummate - complete; V.
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat