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abase
to lwoer in esteem, degrade; to humble
actuate
to mvoe to action; to impel
avert
to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid
boorish
rude, unrefined; clumsy
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 suspcicion; in a 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 remre or sorrow for errors or offenses
knave
a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow
legion
a large military force; any large group or number; many, numerous
liberality
generosity, generous act; breadth of mind or outlook
plaintiff
one who begins a lawsuit
probe
to examine, investigate thoroiughly; an investigation; a device used to explore or examine
prottract
to draw out or lengthen in space or time
quarry
to cut or take from (or as if from) a quarry; a place from which stone is taken; something that is hunted or pursued
spurn
to refuse with scorn, disdain
subterfuge
an excuse or trick fro escaping or hiding something