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putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
meander - wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die