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parry

ward off, (v.) to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; (n.) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports

denouement

end of story, the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work

glut

the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall

adroit

skillful, clever

gauche

awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy

ghastly

horrible; frightful

gory

(adj.) marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence

midwifery

the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

inculcation

teaching by repetition and insistent urging

inveterate

stubbornly established by habit, habitual, long established; deep-rooted

schism

division of a group into opposing factions

ulna

the inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm

cooped

stuck or confined in a small space; an enclosed area in which small animals are kept; cage

cooper

a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs

emote

give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role

emoticons

Typed symbols that convey emotional aspects of an online message

burrow

move through by or as by digging

bowel

the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

poignant

keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

citation

(law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

banal

obvious and dull

amenable

readily reacting to suggestions and influences

rite

any customary observance or practice

rile

cause annoyance in

sire

male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse

sile

extremely

lire

to read

lear

the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters

scheming

used of persons

lair

the habitation of wild animals

lier

to link

reel

revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

leir

to describe/portray/write down

real

being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

aping

The act, practice, or art of copying the manner or expression of another: imitation, mimicry.

acne

an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin

proflicacy

shameless immortality

ferment

a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

profligacy

the trait of spending extravagantly

eclectic

selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

dialectic

any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments

lurching

walking unsteadily

ruckus

a noisy commotion or disturbance

innocuously

harmlessly

queer

offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

euphemism

an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive

eponym

the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named

goon

an aggressive and violent young criminal

preachy

inclined to or marked by tedious moralization

somnolent

inclined to or marked by drowsiness

cathartic

relaxing after an emotional outburst

bouts

pieces

exonerated

freed from any question of guilt

ostracised

Exclude

coup

a brilliant and notable success

subversive

in opposition to a civil authority or government

veiled

muted or unclear

pandering

cater to someone's weakness or vulgar taste

wield

handle effectively

subjugation

the act of conquering

subservient

compliant and obedient to authority

docile

easily handled or managed

hapless

unfortunate

defiant

boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

anachronistic

chronologically misplaced

delectable

capable of arousing desire

concoction

the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose

dyad

two items of the same kind

eddy

flow in a circular current, of liquids

dyed

(used of color) artificially produced

lynch

kill without legal sanction

nexus

the means of connection between things linked in series

fleece

ROB; PLUNDER

plunder

goods or money obtained illegally

modicum

a small or moderate or token amount

holistic

concerning the whole rather than the parts

cavil

(v.) to find fault in a petty way, carp; (n.) a trivial objection or criticism

spleen

a feeling of resentful anger

fervour

feelings of great warmth and intensity

snide

arrogantly insulting

graft

the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

feted

entertained

foes

enemy, rival, opponent

acreages

an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)

fester

a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus

edema

swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue

horrowing

very distressing or acutely painful

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