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caprice (n)

A sudden, unpredictable change of one's mind or the weather
She was known for her caprice.

2

spurn (v)

To reject with disdain or scorn.........
She was known to spurn the advances of suitors.

3

piquancy (adj)

Agreeably pungent or sharp in taste or flavor.
The soup had a piquancy.

4

repose (n)

peace; tranquillity; calm.
She was so cute when she was in repose.

5

pursuant (adj)

proceeding after; following (usually followed by to ):
Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office.

6

intestate (adj)

to die without a will: He died intestate.

7

rote (n)

routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure: The rote of daily living.

8

boll (n)

a rounded seed vessel or pod of a plant, as of flax or cotton.

9

bomoan (v)

to express distress or grief over; lament: to bemoan one's fate.

10

deplore (v)

to regret deeply or strongly; lament: to deplore the present state of morality.

11

ensue (v)

to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession: As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.

12

demure (v)

characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.

13

abreast (adj)

side by side; beside each other in a line: They walked two abreast down the street.

14

inflect (v)

to modulate (the voice).

15

austere (adj)

severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding: an austere teacher.

16

bequeath (v)

to dispose of (personal property, especially money) by last will: She bequeathed her half of the company to her niece.

17

demean (v)

to lower in dignity, honor, or standing; debase: He demeaned himself by accepting the bribe.