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disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
braggadocio - boasting
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette