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cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
clandestine - secret
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
catastrophe - calamity ; disaster
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes