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Chagrin
Grieved, disquieted, troubled; melancholy
Permeate
To pass, spread, or diffuse itself through; to penetrate, pervade, saturate. (Of things material or immaterial.)
Enervate
Wanting in strength of character; spiritless, unmanly, effeminate
Abate
To beat down, demolish, destroy
Ardor
An effulgent spirit
Flourish
To blossom, thrive
Corsair
The name in the languages of the Mediterranean for a privateer
Pretext
That which is put forward to cover the real purpose or object; the ostensible reason or motive of action; an excuse, pretence, specious plea
Tinge
A slight shade of colouring, esp. one modifying a tint or colour
Obliterate
To wipe out (a mental impression, memory, feeling, etc.); to do away with, destroy (a quality, characteristic, etc.)
Evoke
To call forth; esp. to summon up (spirits, etc.) by the use of magic charms
Unison
Identity in pitch of two or more sounds or notes; the agreement or consonance of the sounds of two or more bodies vibrating at equal rates; the relation of two notes of the same pitch reckoned as one of the musical ‘intervals’
Comb
To draw a comb through the hair for the purpose of cleaning, disentangling, or arranging; to dress with a comb; to curry a horse
Sidle
To move or go sideways or obliquely; to edge along, esp. in a furtive or unobtrusive manner, or while looking in another direction; to make advances in this manner
Seething
Of waves, etc.: Ebullient, tumultuous. Also, pervaded by intense and ceaseless inner agitation: often with reference (lit. and fig.) to the condition characteristic of corruption or putrefaction
Temerity
Excessive boldness; rashness; foolhardiness, recklessness
Ignominy
Dishonour, disgrace, shame; infamy; the condition of being in disgrace, etc
Incur
To run or fall into (some consequence, usually undesirable or injurious); to become through one's own action liable or subject to; to bring upon oneself
Penchant
A (strong or habitual) inclination; a favourable bias, bent, liking
Intonation
The utterance or production (by the voice, or an instrument, etc.) of musical tones: in reference to manner or style, esp. to exactitude of pitch or relation to the key or harmony
Alacrity
Briskness, cheerful readiness, liveliness, promptitude, sprightliness
Decipher
To find out, discover, detect
Convey
To communicate (ideas) by language or its equivalent; hence, to express in words (obs.); words are also said to convey an idea or meaning
Harangue
To make an address or speech to an assembly; to deliver a harangue; to declaim
Remorse
A feeling of compunction, or of deep regret and repentance, for a sin or wrong committed
Skirted
To go or pass along the border, edge, or side of (a country, district, etc.); to go round, in place of crossing
Stipulate
To make an oral contract in the verbal form (of question and answer) necessary to give it legal validity
Fathom
To clasp or embrace
Volition
a decision or choice made after due consideration or deliberation