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offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
gruesome - grisly; horrible
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
baroque - highly ornate
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate