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to adjust or change to suit conditions
adapt
to bear wittness, affirm to be true or genuine
attest
v. to fit together exactly, to connect so as to form a whole;

n. a carpentry figure resembling a "answer"
dovetail
the quality of exceeding all moral bounds; an exceedingly evil act;huge size, immensity
enormity
to hesitate, stumble, lose courage, to speak hesitatingly, to lose drive, weaken, decline
falter
n.a warning or feeling that something bad will happen;

adj. marked by fear, ominous
foreboding
totally abandoned ans helpless; sad and lonely; wretched or pitiful, almost hopeless
forlorn
chillingly proud and scornful
haughty
a physical defect; a hindrance, obstacle
impediment
adj. necessary, urgent

n. a form of a verb expressing a command, that which is necessary or required.
imperative
to linger about in an aimless way, hang around, dawdle, tarry
loiter
to pretend ilness to avoid duty or work, lie down on the job
malinger
short but full of meaning and point
pithy
v. to rob by force, especially during wartime; to seize wrongfully

n. property stolen by force
plunder
v. to smile or speak in a silly, forced way

n. a silly, forced smile
simper
firmly fixed, not moving or changing
steadfast
much boasted about in a vain or swaggering way
vaunted
to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously
villify
a person, usually a child withougt a home or a friend; a stray person or animal; something that comes along by chance, a stray bit
waif
twisted, turned to one side; cleverly and often grimly humorous
wry