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winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
complement - complete; consummate; make perfect; N.