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Adept

adj. highly skilled

Plea

n. an urgent request or call for help

Tarnish

v. to become discolored; to damage

Coaxed

v. persuaded gently

Batter

v. wear out, damage, beat

Frivolity

n. lack of seriousness

Persistence

n. the act of not giving up

Witlessness

n. lack of intelligence

Recoil

v. to draw back

Presumptuous

adj. having too much confidence

Courting

v. trying to win love or affection

Queer

adj. odd or strange

Disdained

adj. refused or disapproved

Whimper

v. to cry softly

Sneer

v. to look down on; to mock or insult by words

Gratified

adj. pleased

Spurning

v. to reject

Succumbing

v. to give in to

Lewd

adj. indecent; overly concerned with sex

Folly

n. foolish behavior

Looseness

adj. sexually promiscuous or immoral; unchaste

Complaisance

n. willingness to please others

Decry

v. to criticize openly

Torment

n. intense feelings of suffering

Entreaties

n. a request or petition

Baseness

n. of little or no value; worthless

Debased

adj. reduced in quality or value

Chagrin

n. embarassment; shame

Stunned

adj. very surprised; shocked

Wield

v. to use skillfully

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