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leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
conclave - private secret meeting
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
gullible - easily deceived