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(v.) to adjust or change to suit conditions
adapt
(a 'dapt)
(v.) to bear witness, affirm to be true or genuine
attest
(a 'test)
(v.) to fit together exactly; to connect so as to form a whole; (n.) a carpentry figure resembling a dove's tail
dovetail
('dov tal)
(n.) the quality of exceeding all moral bounds; an exceedingly evil act; huge size, immensity
enormity
(e 'nor mi ty)
(v.) to hesitate, stumble, lose courage; to speak hesitatingly; to lose drive, weaken, decline
falter
('fal ter)
(n.) a warning or feeling that something bad will happen; (adj.) marked by fear, ominous
foreboding
(fore 'bo ding)
(adj.) totally abandoned and helpless; sad and lonely; wretched or pitiful; almost helpless
forlorn
(for 'lorn)
(adj.) chillingly proud and scornful
haughty
('haugh ty)
(n.) a physical defect; hindrance, obstacle
impediment
(im 'ped e ment)
(adj.) necessary, urgent; (n.) a form of a verb expressing a command; that which is necessary or required
imperative
(im 'per a tive)
(v.) to linger in an aimless way, hang around
loiter
('loi ter)
(v.) to pretend illness to avoid duty or work
malinger
(ma 'lin ger)
(adj.) short but full of meaning and point
pithy
('pith y)
(v.) to rob by force, especially during wartime; to seize wrongfully; (n.) property stolen by force, booty
plunder
('plun der)
(v.) to smile or speak in a silly, forced way; (n.) a silly, forced smile
simper
('sim per)
(adj.) firmly fixed; constant, not moving or changing
steadfast
('stead fast)
(adj.) much boasted about in a vain or swaggering way
vaunted
('vaunt ed)
(v.) to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously
vilify
('vil i fy)
(n.) a person without a home or friend; a stray person or animal; something that comes along by chance, a stray bit
waif
(waif)
(adj.) twisted, turned to one side; cleverly and often grimly humorous
wry
(wry)