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alienate
(v.) make unfriendly, hostile, or indifferent -- estrange; disaffect
captivate
(v.) attract and hold the attention and interest of -- fascinate; charm
current
(adj.)now going on or existing; generally accepted or prevailing at the moment -- present, contemporary
discretion
(n.) quality of being discreet (judicious in one's conduct or speech, especially with regard to
(n.) maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature) -- prudence; circumspection
drastic
(adj.) having a strong or vehement effect -- extreme; severe; harsh
duplicate
(v.) make an exact copy of -- imitate; reproduce
evacuate
(v.) withdraw from -- vacate; leave
forbearance
(n.) quality of being patient or self-controlled when provoked -- patience; leniency
futile
(adj.) serving no useful purpose; completely ineffective -- fruitless; vain
germane
(adj.) closely or significantly related -- relevant; pertinent
mendacious
(adj.) given to or marked by deception, falsehood, or divergence from the truth -- dishonest; untruthful
pique
(v.) arouse anger or resentment in, wound the pride of -- nettle; peeve; irritate
ponder
(v.)weigh carefully in the mind -- appraise; consider
privation
(n.) state of being deprived of the usual necessities of life -- want; need; deprivation
quagmire
(n.) soft, swampy ground that yeilds under foot; entrapping situation -- morass; predicament
shred
(n.) very small pieces or amount -- fragment; particle; scrap
solemn
(adj.) made or done seriously or thoughtfully -- serious; earnest
spontaneous
(adj.) resulting from a (adj.) natural impulse or tendency, without effort or premeditation -- unpremeditated; instinctive
status
(n.) position of an individual in relation to others -- rank; standing
wrest
(v.) take by force or violent effort -- extort; wring