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demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak