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fraught
full of or loaded with; accompanied by (adj.)
be'nign
gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favorable or beneficial effect; not malignant (adj.)
a'ttenuate
to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value (v.)
'cavil
to find fault in a petty way, carp; (v.) a trivial objection or criticism (n.)
'foible
a weak point; failing, minor flaw (n.)
'charlatan
one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender impostor or quack (n.)
con'comitant
accompanying; occurring concurrently; (adj.) something that accompanies another thing (n.)
a'skance
with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval (adv.)
'decimate
to kill or destroy a large part of (v.)
concate'nation
a linking together in a sequence; a chain (n.)
for'go
to do without, abstain from, give up (v.)
'shambles
a slaughterhouse; a place of mass bloodshed; a state of complete disorder and confusion (n.)
pe'remptory
having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial, or refusal; offensively self-assured, dictatorial; determined, resolute (adj.)
in'ure
to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure (v.)
'penitent
regretful for one's sins or mistakes; (adj.) one who is sorry for wrongdoing (n.)
ob'sequious
marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self-interested reasons (adj.)
spo'radic
occurring at irregular intervals, having no set plan or order (adj.)
re'buff
to snub; to repel, drive away (v.) a curt rejection; a check, setback (n.)
reco'nnoiter
to engage in reconnaissance; to make a preliminary inspection (v.)
'oscillate
to swing back and forth with a steady rhythm; to fluctuate or waver (v.)
'luminous
emitting or reflecting light, glowing; illuminating (adj.)
ob'tuse
blunt, not coming to a point; slow or dull in understanding; measuring between 9 degrees and 180 degrees not causing a sharp impression (adj.)