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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
rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
tranquillity - calmness; peace
patrimony - property inherited from a father
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim