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irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
attenuate - make thin; weaken
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
adage - wise saying; proverb