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My broad hint that I had paid for the lessons myself brought smiles of ______ from all the judges at the piano recital
To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
Her eyes told me that more than a few well-chosen words would be needed to _____ her hurt feelings
Some characterized her love of chocolate as _____ because she ate at least two candy bars a day
My attemp to _____ information over the phone was met with a barrage of irrelevent recordings
to attempt to dissuade someone form some course of action or decision be earnest reasoning
Shakespear's Hamlet finds it useless to _____ with his mother for siding with his stepfather
Those lacking the facts or afraid of reprisals often tarnish an enemy's reputation by use of _____
to plead on behalf of somone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
she will _____ in the dispute between the two children, and soon they will be playing happily again
bright, sensational, and often _____, some old-time movie posters make todays newpaper ads look tame
many years of _____ service could not dissuade him from feeling he had not chosen work that he liked
she seemed to feel that a snooze at her desk was not an annoying habit but the _____ of a veteran employee
pertaining to an outlying area, local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward OR a person with a narrow point of view; person form an outlying area
the banjo, once thought to be a _____ product of the southern hills, actually came here from Africa
a great work of art may be said to _____ time, and it is remembered for decades, or even centuries
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing of influence or power; offence, resentment; a vague suspicion
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity or peity; fatty, oily
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