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construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
advent - arrival
jocund - merry
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)