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remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
avuncular - of or like an uncle
polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor