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appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
menace - threat; V: threaten
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
enterprise - willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive