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alloy
to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior
appropriate
to take for one’s own use; confiscate
arrest
to suspend; to engage; to hold one’s attention
august
majestic; venerable
bent
leaning; inclination; proclivity; tendency
broach
to bring up or announce; to begin to talk about
brook
to tolerate, endure, or countenance
cardinal
of great importance
color
to change as if by dyeing, i.e., to distort, gloss, or affect
damp
to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound, etc.
die
a part of a machine that punches shaped holes or cuts
essay
to test or try; to attempt or experiment
exact
to demand, call for, require or take
flag
to sag or droop; to become spiritless; to decline
flip
sarcastic, impertinent
ford
to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream
grouse
to complain or grumble
guy
a cord or cable used to steady or guide some-thing
intimate
to imply, suggest, or insinuate
list
to tilt or lean to one side
lumber
to move heavily and clumsily
milk
to exploit; to squeeze every last ounce of
mince
to pronounce or speak affectedly; to speak too carefully; also, to take tiny steps or tiptoe
nice
exacting; fastidious; extremely, even excessively, precise
obtain
to be established, accepted, or customary
occult
hidden; concealed; beyond comprehension
pedestrian
commonplace; trite; unremarkable; quotidian
pied
multicolored, usually in blotches or patches
pine
to lose vigor (as through grief); to yearn
plastic
moldable; pliable; not rigid
prize
to pry; to press or force with a lever; something taken by force; spoils
rail
to complain about bitterly
rent
torn, past of rend; an opening or tear caused by such
quail
to lose courage; to become frightened
qualify
to limit
sap
to enervate or weaken the vitality of
scurvy
contemptible; despicable
singular
exceptional; unusual; odd
steep
to saturate or completely soak
strut
the supporting structural cross-part of a wing
table
to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration
tender
to proffer or offer; to give
waffle
to equivocate; to change one’s position
wag
wit; joker