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assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile