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blandishment - flattery
demographic - related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
bode - foreshadow; portend
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers