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scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
underlying - lying below; fundamental
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
acclaim - applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism