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obtuse
insensitive; block-headed, slow in comprehension
scrutinize
to look very carefully; to examine
congenial
pleasant to be around; social, agreeable
fjord
a long narrow inlet from the sea between steep cliffs or hills
aspire
something one hopes to achieve; goal
martyr
someone willing to sacrifice and even give his/her life for a cause; also one who pretends suffering to gain sympathy
citadel
a fortress overlooking a city; a stronghold
doldrums
a period or condition of depression or inactivity
consensus
general agreement
blather
to talk nonsensically
defame
to libel or slander; take away a good name
curvilinear
formed, bound, or characterized by curved lines
elapse
to pass or go by (said of time)
veer
change in direction
karma
fate, destiny; to detect good or bad vibrations from something or someone
astute
quick in discernment; shrewd, clever, keen
misnomer
an incorrect or inappropriate name
resurgent
a rise after defeat
artisan
a worker skilled in a craft
draconian
hard, severe, cruel
amenable
agreeable, responsible to authority, pleasant, willing to give in to the wishes of another
precarious
unsafe, unsteady, unstable
criterion
a standard or rule by which something can be judged; a basis for judgment
guise
appearance, semblance
lesion
wound, injury; especially one created by a disease
gird
to encircle as with a belt; to prepare as for action
fetish
an object of unreasonable obsessive reverence or attention
disperse
to scatter in various directions; distribute widely
dissolution
the breaking up into parts; termination of a legal bond or contract
forage
to search or hunt for food and provision
denounce
to condemn; to expose critically
torque
a turning or twisting force
fathom
to understand fully; to penetrate the meaning of
docile
easily taught or controlled; obedient, easy to handle
hovel
a small, miserable dwelling; an open, low shed
balm
something that soothes, heals or comforts; an oil or ointment
divine
to foretell a prophecy; to infer, to guess
alternative
the choice between two mutually exclusive possibilities; a situation presenting such a choice
countenance
a person's face, especially the expression
badger
to tease, annoy, harass persistently