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(v) to lessen the intensity of; to ease, pacify, quiet, appease, quench, relive (ant.: exacerbate, intensify)
(n) formal authoritative pronouncement of a principle, proposition, or opinion (plural is dicta OR dictums)
(adj) temperamentally disinclined to talk; habitually quiet (ant.:garrulous) (not: pronunciation is tas uh turn)
(n) list or supply of dramas, operas, pieces, ect. that a person is prepared to preform; supply of skills, ect. usedin a particular field, occupation, or practice
(adj) lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force; flat; uninteresting (not: the "a" can be short or long-- preferably short)
(adj) slow, deliberate, and secret in action or character; furtive (note: stealthily = adverb, sleath = noun)
(n or v) as noun, sudden or irregular attck for war or spoils; raid (not: pronunciation is for ay)
(v) 1. to descend to a less formal or dignified level, to stoop 2. to assume an air of superiority
(ment) (v or n) legal term meaning, in this case, that one's property or estate is temporarily held by the state until one pays taxes, etc.
(adj) using or speaking only monosyllables (words of one sllyable); conspicuously brief in answering or explaining
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