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rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
illicit - illegal
corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor