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unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
engross - occupy fully; absorb
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.