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leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
doggerel - poor verse
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
bacchanalian - drunken