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::: levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
::: pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
::: oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
::: palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
::: expos - \'e public revelation of something discreditable
::: dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
::: bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
::: germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea