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acquiesce

V. To accept something reluctantly but without protest

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bequeath

V. To pass something on or leave something to someone else.

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camaraderie

N. Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together

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coquettish

Adj. Characteristically flirtatious, especially in a teasing, light-hearted manner.

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dolesome

Adj. sorrowful; mournful; melancholy

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fastidious

Adj. very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail

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guffaw

N. A loud and boisterous laugh

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guileless

Adj. devoid of guile; innocent and without deception

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idiosyncrasies

N. Characteristics, habits, mannerisms, or the like, that are peculiar to an individual

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litheness

N. The gracefulness of a person or being that is flexible and supple

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quell

V. To suppress; to put an end to

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ravaged

Adj. severely damaged; devastated

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respite

N. A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant

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scrounge

V. To borrow with no intention of repaying or returning it

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stouthearted

Adj. courageous and determined

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trundle

V. To move or cause to move slowly and heavily, typically in a noisy or uneven way

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undeviating

Adj. showing no deviation; constant and steady

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vitriol

N. Cruel and better criticism

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wince

V. To give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of, or in anticipation of, pain or distress

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abate

V. To reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc