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Commence

To begin

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Bewitch

To enchant or fascinate

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Hover

To linger or hang around

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Lynch

To put to death, especially by hanging, mob action, and without legal authority

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Meddle

To involve oneself into a matter without right/invitation

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Dodge

To evade by sudden change of position

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Speculate

To engage in thought/reflection

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Careen

To tip to one side while in motion

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Cavort

To behave in a high-spirited/festive manner

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Skiff

Small, single person boat

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Evasion

An act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something

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Vernacular

Plain variety language in daily use of ordinary people

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Shrewdness

Sharpness in practical matters

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Providence

The faith that God will take care of Earth's creatures

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Inscription

A record impressed into a hard surface

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Temperance

Complete abstinence from alcohol

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Solemn

Sober, mirthless

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Frivolous

Lacking seriousness or sense

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Ornery

Ugly or unpleasant in disposition or temper

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Pious

Religiously devoted

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Trifling

Of very little importance

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Pensive

Reflecting or engaging in deep thought

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Histrionic

Dramatic

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Contrite

Caused by/showing sincere remorse

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Impudent

Shameless or brazenly immodest

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Brash

Hasty; rash