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Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
unravel - disentangle; solve
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)