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marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
benediction - blessing
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
forthcoming - happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting