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apt
adj.
suitable, fitting, likely, quick ot learn
awry
adj., adv.
in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course
bludgeon
n.
a short club used as a weapon
v.
to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
capitulate
v.
to end resistance, give up, surrender
chafe
v.
to warm, to make sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction; to strain or press agst.
n.
a sore or injury caused by rubbing
defile
v. to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of; to march in a single or in columns
n.
a narrow passage
dire
adj.
dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immeadiate action to avoid disaster
disarming
adj.
charming, tending to get rid of unfriendlyness or suspicion
disgruntled
adj.
in bad humor, dicontented, annoyed
encroach
v.
to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass
endow
v.
to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desireable thing or quality
fend
v.
to ward off, resist; to get along, manage
impunity
n.
freedom from punishment
mien
n.
air, manner; appearance; expression
penal
adj.
having to do with punishment
pertinent
adj.
related to the matter at hand, to the point
predominant
adj.
the greatest in strength or power; most common
prodigy
n.
something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or yound person with extraordinary ability or talent
recluse
n.
a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
renown
n.
fame, glory