Lesson 60 Definitions

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balm
a soothing substance or one that gives relief
conservatory
a greenhouse or place where plants are raised; a school for music and art
demur
to hesitate, to delay, to object
demure
serious, reserved, coy
expiate
to atone or to make amends for a sin or a crime
fountainhead
principal source or origin
furrow
to make wrinkles or grooves
hallmark
a distinguishing characteristic or trait
inclement
stormy, severe
jaded
weary from overuse, surfeited
juxtapose
to place close together or side by side
loiter
to stand idly or to linger aimlessly
mince
to restrain one's speech or to euphemize in order to show politeness
monolithic
massive and rigidly fixed uniformly
obeisance
an attitude of respect; a gesture made in token of respect
peccadillo
slight offense, a small fault
polemicist
one skilled in argument and in refuting attacks
propound
to put forth for discussion or analysis
renege
to go back on one's word
repast
a meal
rudiment
an essential element or skill, also the early stages of development
sieve
a utensil for sifting or straining
tether
to fasten or to confine as with a rope
urban
having to do with a city or characteristic of a city
vouchsafe
to grant in a condescending manner