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discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist