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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