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proffer
offer
purlieu
outskirt
usher
sb who shows people to their seats; V: bring by showing the way
stagger
(of a blow, shock) cause to move unsteadily; (of news) shock deeply
epic
(of stories, events) full of brave action and excitement
wilderness
area of land with little natural life, esp. desert; desolate expanse; Ex. a wilderness of waters
lout
rough rude man; CF. loot
intent
(of looks) eager; showing eager attention; intent on doing sth: having a determined intention
station
put (sb, oneself, a military force) at a certain place; Ex. station oneself among the bushes
stationery
writing materials (paper, pen, etc.); N. stationer
checkmate
(in chess) position of a king at the end of a game (escape°¡ impossible); complete defeat
stalemate
situation in which neither side in a quarrel can get an advantage; deadlock; Ex. The discussions ended in a stalemate.
aficionado
fan; devotee; Ex. a cinema aficionado
access
fit or sudden attack (as of anger or a disease)