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askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
primate - group of mammals including humans
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
ambrosia - food of the gods