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trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
alleviate - relieve (pain)
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass