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address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
expedite - hasten; make go faster
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement