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belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
dishearten - discourage
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
cordial - warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands