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courtship(n)
A man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
cozen(v)
1.Be false to; be dishonest with
2.Act with artful deceit
3.Cheat or trick
syn.:deceive
cynosure(n)
1.the center of attention or interest
2.a celebrity
"The English professor's current cynosure are the writers of the American Renaissance"
"From her first encounter with the Prince of Wales to her tragic death, Princess Diana was the cynosure of the paparazzi"
decimate(v)
kill in large numbers; annihilate
foment(v)
to instigate; stir up; incite;stimulate; arouse
persevere(v)
Be persistent, refuse to stop
Syn.: hold on; persist
introspection(n)
The contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct; self-examination
unfathomable(adj)
1.Of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured
2.So deep as to be unmeasurable
3.Impossible to come to understand
Syn.: abyssal
consummate(adj)
1.Having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
2.Perfect and complete in every respect; having all
necessary qualities
3.Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
"a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"
"consummate happiness"; "a consummate performance"
"a consummate fool"
vindication(n)
1.The act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
2.The justification for some act or belief
"friends provided a vindication of his position"
vindictive(adj)
1.Disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
2.Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
Syn.:vengeful
spite(n/v)
(n)1.Feeling a need to see others suffer
2.Malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
(v)Hurt the feelings of
malice(n)
1.Feeling a need to see others suffer
2.The quality of threatening evil
dalliance(n)
1.The deliberate act of wasting time instead of working
2.Playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
ethnocentric(adj)
Centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one's own
phlegmatic(adj)
Showing little emotion
"a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man"
folly(n)
stupid mistake; stupidity
talismanic(adj)
possessing or believed to possess magic power especially protective power
envisage(v)
Form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
assoil(v)
free from guilt; exonerate