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Adapt

(v.) to adjust or change to suit conditions

Attest

(v.) to bear witness, affirm to be true or genuine

Dovetail

(v.) to fit together exactly; to connect so as to form a whole; (n.) a carpentry figure resembling a dove's tail

Enormity

(n.) the quality of exceeding all moral bounds; an exceedingly evil act; huge size, immensity

Falter

(v.) to hesitate, stumble, lose courage; to speak hesitatingly; to lose drive, weaken, decline

Foreboding

(n.) a warning or feeling that something bad will happen; (adj.) marked by fear, ominous

Forlorn

(adj.) totally abandoned and helpless; sad and lonely; wretched or pitiful; almost hopeless

Haughty

(adj.) chillingly proud and scornful

Impediment

(n.) a physical defect; a hindrance, obstacle

Imperative

(adj.) necessary, urgent; (n.) a form of a verb expressing a command; that which is necessary or required

Loiter

(v.) to linger in an aimless way, hang around, dawdle, tarry

Malinger

(v.) to pretend illness to avoid duty or work, lie down on the job

Pithy

(adj.) short but full of meaning and point

Plunder

(v.) to rob by force, especially during wartime; to seize wrongfully; (n.) property stolen by force

Simper

(v.) to smile or speak in a silly, forced way; (n.) a silly, forced smile

Steadfast

(adj.) firmly fixed; constant, not moving or changing

Vaunted

(adj.) much boasted about in a vain or swaggering way

Vilify

(v.) to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously

Waif

(n.) a person (usually a child) without a home or friend; a stray person or animal; something that comes along by chance, a stray bit

Wry

(adj.) twisted, turned to one side; cleverly and often grimly humorous

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