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laconic

expressing much in few words

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throng

crowd

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intrepid

brave

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accost

to approach and speak to

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reticent

silent

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the sword of Damocles

any imminent danger

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furtive

secret, stealthy

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felon

a person guilty of a major crime

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plethora

excess

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hapless

unfortunate

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irate

angry, incensed

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Pyrrhic Victory

a too costly victory

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pretext

an excuse

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fabricate

to lie; construct

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adroit

skillful

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gesticulate

move the arms energetically

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vigilant

watchful

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a wet blanket

one who spoils the fun

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avid

eager

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cajole

coax

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rudimentary

elementary

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enhance

intensify, heighten

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nuance

slight variation in meaning, tone, etc.

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to beard the lion in his den

to visit and oppose a person on his own grounds