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pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott