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seine - seine net; net for catching fish
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior