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Adapt
v. to adjust or change
attest
v. to bear witness affirm to be true or genuine
dovetail
v to fit together exactly
n. a carpentry figure resembling a dove's tail
enormity
n. the quality of exceeding all moral bounds; an exceeding evil act; huge size, immensity
falter
v. to hestate, stumble, lose courage; to speak hesitatingly; to lose drive, weaken, decline
foreboding
n. warning or feeling that something bad is going to happen
adj. marked by fear, ominous
forlorn
adj. totally abandoned and helpless; sad and lonely; wretched or pitiful; almost helpless
haughty
adj. chillingly proud and scornful
impediment
n. a physical defect; a hindrance, obsticle
imperative
adj. necessary, urgent;
n. a form or a verb expressing a command;
loiter
v. to linger in an aimless way, hang around, dawdle, tarry
malinger
v. to pretend illness to avoid duty or work, lie down on the job
pithy
adj. short but to the point
plunder
v. to rob by force, especially during wartime; to seize wrongfully
n. property stolen by force
simper
v. to smile or speak in a silly forced way
n. a silly, forced smile
steadfast
adj. firmly fixed; constant, not moving or changing
vaunted
adj. much boasted about in vain or swaggering way
villify
v. to abuse or belittle unjustly or malicously
waif
n. a person without a home or friend; a stray person or animal; something that comes along by chance, a stray bit
wry
adj. twisted, turned to one side; cleverly and often grimly humorous