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adverse
ad verse

(adj) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
arid
ar id

(adj) extremely dry; uninteresting, dull
assailant
as sai lant

(n) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)
billow
bil low

(n) a large wave; (v) to rise or swell like a wave
confront
con front

(v) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge
constrain
con strain

(v) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
contemporary
con tem por ar y

(adj) belonging to the same period of time as oneself
(n) a person of the same time
depict
de pict

(v) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
disinterested
dis in terest ed

(adj) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent
encompass
en com pass

(v) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
groundless
ground less

(adj) without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite
hyp o crite

(n) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is
incomprehensible
in com pre hen si ble

(adj) impossible to understand
manipulate
ma nip u late

(v) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage
maximum
max i mum

(n) the greatest possible amount or degree
(adj) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree
mimic
mim ic

(n) a person who does imitations
(v) to imitate; to make fun of
ruffle
ruf fle

(v) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through

(n) a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat
serene
se rene

(adj) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand
sheepish
sheep ish

(adj) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid
stamina
stam i na

(n) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain, endurance