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fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
deplete - reduce; exhaust
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory