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allay - calm; pacify
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
babble - chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery