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defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism
cascade - small waterfall
germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea