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permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)