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quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
genesis - beginning; origin
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
inclusive - tending to include all; all-inclusive; Ex. inclusive charge
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture