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permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed