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Adapt

to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly

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Attest

to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing, especially affirm in an official capacity

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Dovetail

a tenon broader at its end than at its base; pin.

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enormity

outrageous or heinous character; atrociousnes

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falter

to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent, etc.; give way

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foreboding

a prediction; portent.

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forlorn

desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.

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Haughty

disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious: haughty aristocrats

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impediment

obstruction; hindrance; obstacle.

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imperative

absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable

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Loiter

to linger aimlessly or as if aimless in or about a place:

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malinger

to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.

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Pithy

brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.

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Plunder

to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.

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simper

to smile in a silly, self-conscious way.

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steadfast

fixed in direction; steadily directed

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vaunted

praised boastfully or excessively

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Vilify

to speak ill of; defame; slander.

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waif

a person, especially a child, who has no home or friends.

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Wry

produced by a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features