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holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
canto - division of a long poem
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress