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platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound