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apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay