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serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety