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apt (adj.) suitable,fitting,likely;quick to learn
awry (adj.,adv) in a turned or twisted position or direction;wrong,out of the right or hoped-for course
bludgeon (n.) a short club used as a weapon;(v.) to strike w a heavy club;to use force or strong arguments to gain some point.
capitulate (v.) to end resistance,give up,surrender,throw in the towel
chafe (v.) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against;(n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing.
defile (v., trans) to make unclean or dirty,destroy the purity of; (v.,intrans) to march in a single line or in columns; (n.) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon.
dire (adj.) dreadful,causing fear or suffering;warning of trouble to come ; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster.
disarming (adj.) charming,tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
disgruntled (adj.,part) in bad humor,discontented,annoyed.
encroach (v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits,trespass.
endow (v.) to furnish,equip,provide with funds or some other desirable thing in quality.
fend (v.) to ward off, resist; to get along,manage.
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