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stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives