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idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
girth - distance around something; circumference
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
coquette - flirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to attract the admiration of men without sincere feelings; V.
remonstrate - protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven