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physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous