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woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
nauseous - causing nausea; feeling nausea
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior