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forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
unearthly - not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
iota - very small quantity