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suavity - urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy