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assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity