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browbeat - bully; intimidate
cleft - N: split
graphic - pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
interpolate - insert between
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need