|Benign (Adjective)||Gentle and kind.||
||You would never
have guessed his intentions from the benign
on his face.
|Despotic (Adjective)||Of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.||
the freedom of speech.
|Embolden (Verb)||Give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.||
||The coach hoped his
embolden his team to win the
|Esoteric (Adjective)||Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.||
medical research was so esoteric that only a few physicians could actually understand the results.
|Exonerate (Verb)||(of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing.||
||The job of the defense attorney is to exonerate his clients and keep them out of jail.|
|Grisly (Adjective)||Causing horror or disgust.||
||Many massacres in history fade while some linger as grisly curiosities.|
|Muzzle (Verb)||Prevent (a person or group) from expressing their opinions freely.||
||The highest court in the land came down heavily on the attempt by the administration to use its clout to muzzle the media.|
|Pernicious (Adjective)||Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.||
||If you are going to behave in such a pernicious manner, I would prefer to not be around you.|
|Rogue (Noun)||A dishonest or unprincipled man.||
||Although the rogue was engaged to be married, he found it easy to flirt with other women.|
|Wallow (Verb)||(of a person) indulge in an unrestrained way in (something that one finds pleasurable).||
||Becky is a strong woman and not the type of person to wallow in gloom.|