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to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way; buttonhole; evade
straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way; roundabout; direct
in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type; ploy
a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful, tranquil, happy, golden, prosperous, affluent
pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial, melodramatic; affected; low-keyed
deliberately setting/causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; one who deliberately sets fires/one who causes strife
a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction; vortex
nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
the state of being proper, appropriateness; standards of what is proper or socially acceptable; decorum; unseemliness
asking humbly and earnestly; one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
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