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doing as another wishes
They must secure each other's compliance
willing to help; obliging
The cabins accommodate up to 6 people.
to criticize or reprimand sharply
She had rebuked him for drinking too much.
a damaging or false statement
I don't think anyone is casting aspersions on you.
incapable of explained
For some inexplicable reason her mind went completely blank.
involvement as an accomplice in a crime
They were accused with complicity in the attempt to overthrow the government.
to prevent or reduce the anger of
The pagans though it was important to propitiate the gods with sacrifices.
The young man had accorded her little notice.
using or expressed in vulgar language
A scurrilous attack on integrity.
to express disapproval of
He deprecates the value of the children's television.
a condition or situation of difficulty or adversity
We must direct our efforts towards relieving the plight of children living in poverty.
to station systematically over an area
Forces were deployed at strategic locations.
easily managed or controlled
The tractable dogs have had some obedience training.
to consent or comply passively
Elizabeth acquiesced in his decision.
to reject or refuse disdainfully
He spoke gruffly, as if afraid his invitation would be spurned.
to laugh at in scorn
Critics derided the proposals as clumsy attempts to find a solution.
a copy or reproduction of a work of art
A replica of the Mona Lisa is on sale at Target.
to explain; make meaning clear
Attempting to explicate the relationship between crime and economic forces.
an act of willing, choosing, or deciding
Without conscious volition she backed into her office.
firm and unyielding in purpose or opinion
He is adamant that he isn't going to resign.
bitterly severe; harsh; sharp
Her mother's sudden gash of fury and vitriol.
extremely inferior; very bad
Execrable cheap wine.
to duplicate, copy, or repeat
It might be impractical to replicate eastern culture in the west.
to involve or connect incriminatingly
The team believes he is heavily implicated in the bombings.
Willful acts of damage.
a spirit of loyalty among friends
There was a genuine camaraderie on the hockey team.
sustained and bitter attack
No one else attracted such vituperation from him.
readily bent; pliant
My mind is becoming more supple.
to banish or exclude from a group
A group of people have been ridiculed, ostracized, and persecuted for centuries.
implied although not expressed
The comments are viewed as implicit criticism of the company's policies.