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cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
collage - work of art put together from fragments
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction