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bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary