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abduct

(v) to kidnap, carry off by force

ambiguous

(adj) not clear; having two or more possible meanings

balk

(v) to stop short and refuse to go on; to refuse abruptly; to prevent from happening;


(n) (in baseball) an illegal motion made by a pitcher

compact

(adj) closely and firmly packed together; small;


(v) to squeeze together


(n) an agreement between parties; a small case containing a mirror and face powder; a small car

confer

(v) to consult, talk over, exchange opinions; to present as a gift, favor, or honor

earmark

(v) to set aside for a special purpose; to mark an animal's ear for identification;


(n) an identifying mark or feature

frigid

(adj) extremely cold; lacking in warmth or feeling

implement

(n) an instrument, tool;


(v) to put into effect

incalculable

(adj) too great to be counted; unpredictable, uncertain

indisputable

(adj) beyond question or argument, definitely true

intensive

(adj) thorough, deep; showing great effort; concentrated

maneuver

(n) a planned movement; a skillful plan; a scheme;


(v) to perform or carry out such a planned movement

sabotage

(n) an action taken to destroy something or to prevent it from working properly;


(v) to take such destructive action

scant

(adj) not enough; barely enough; marked by a small or insufficient amount

stealthy

(adj) done in a way so as not to be seen or observed;


sneaky, underhanded

strapping

(adj) tall, strong, and healthy

strident

(adj) harsh, shrill; unpleasant sounding

thrive

(v) to grow vigorously; to grow in wealth and possessions

titanic

(adj) of enormous size, strength, power, or scope

valiant

(adj) possessing or acting with bravery or boldness