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pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
preamble - introductory statement
suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible