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anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
confound - confuse; puzzle
clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic