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winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
portly - stout; corpulent
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed