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Aacquiesce

(v) To accept Without protest

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allure

(v) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to
(n) a strong attraction

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askew

(adj, adv) twisted to one side, crooked

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blithe

(adj) cheerful, lighthearted; casual

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contentious

(adj) quarrelsome, inclined to argue

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covet

(v) to desire something belonging to onother

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crestfallen

(adj) discouraged, dejected

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disheveled

(adj) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

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expotent

(n) one who advocates, speaks for, explains

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garrulous

(adj) given to much talking, tediously chatty

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insuperable

(adj) incapable of being overcome

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lamentable

(adj) to be regretted or pitied

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misnomer

(n) the unsuitable or missing name

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profess

(v) to affirm openly, to state belief in

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respite

(n) a period of relief or rest

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retribution

(n) a repayment; a deserved punishment

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sinuous

(adj) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

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sonorous

(adj) full, deep, or rich in sound

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vanguard

(n) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

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wastrel

(n) a wasteful person, spendthrift