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alacrity
(noun): cheerful willingness; eagerness
chagrin
(noun): strong feelings of embarrassment or humiliation
divulge
(verb): to tell or reveal
doleful
(adj): sad; dreary
eloquent
(adj): characterized by powerful, moving, or expressive speech
frugal
(adj): carefully saving or spending; avoiding waste; economical
gaunt
(adj): thin and bony
harass
(verb): to irritate or torment persistently
infallible
(adj): incapable of failure or error
lucid
(adj): easy to understand; clear
misnomer
(noun): an error in naming a person or a thing
novice
(noun): a person new to a field or activity; a beginner
perilous
(adj): dangerous
respite
(noun): temporary relief
renounce
(verb): to give up or put aside voluntarily
superfluous
(adj): beyond what is needed or sufficient; unnecessary
turbulent
(adj): characterized by unrest or disorder
usurp
(verb): to seize and hold a position by force and without right
virulent
(adj): extremely poisonous or venomous; malicious
whet
(verb): to sharpen; to make more keen; stimulate