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Apt

(adj.) suitable, fitting

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Awry

(adj., adv.) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course

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Bludgeon

(n.) a short club used as a weapon; (v.) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point

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Capitulate

(v.) to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel

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Chafe

(v.) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against; (n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing

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Defile

(v., trans.) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of; (v., intrans.) to march in a single line or in columns; (n.) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon

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Dire

(adj.) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster

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Disarming

(adj.) charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion

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Disgruntled

(adj., part.) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed

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Encroach

(v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass

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Endow

(v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality

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Fend

(v.) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage

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Impunity

(n.) freedom from punishment

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Mien

(n.) air, manner; appearance; expression

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Penal

(adj.) having to do with punishment

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Pertinent

(adj.) related to the matter at hand, to the point

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Predominant

(adj.) the greatest in strength or power; most common

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Prodigy

(n.) something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent

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Recluse

(n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world

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Renown

(n.) fame, glory