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abase

to lower in esteem, degrade, to humble

actuate

to move to action, to impel, trigger, incite

avert

to turn aside, turn away, to prevent, avoid

boorish

rude, unrefined, clumsy, vulgar, crude

brunt

the main impact, force or burden

combatant

a fighter, engaged in fighting

dormant

inactive, in a state of suspension, sleeping

dubious

causing uncertainty or suspicion, in doubtful or uncertain state of mind, hesitant

harangue

to deliver a loud, ranting speech, a loud speech

harry

to make a destructive raid on, to torment, harass

impenitent

not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors of offences

knave

a tricky, unprincipled or deceitful fellow

legion

a large military force, any large group or number, many, numerous

liberality

genorosity, generous act, breadth of mind or outlook, broad-mindedness

plaintiff

one who begins a lawsuit, accuser

probe

to examine, investigate thoroughly, an investigation, a device used to explore

protract

to draw out or lengthen in space or time

quarry

to cut or take from, a place from which stone is taken, something that is hunted or pursued

spurn

to refuse with scorn, disdain

subterfuge

an excuse or trick for excaping or hiding something

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