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adverse

(ADJ) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile

arid

(ADJ) extremely dry; uninteresting, dull

assailant

(N) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)

billow

(N) a large wave; (V) to rise or swell like a wave

confront

(V) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with

constrain

(V) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back

contemporary

(ADJ) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (N) a person of the same time

depict

(V) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture

disinterested

(ADJ) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent

encompass

(V) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class

groundless

(ADJ) without any good reason or cause, unjustified

hypocrite

(ADJ) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person

incomprehensible

(ADJ) impossible to understand

manipulate

(V) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage

maximum

(N) greatest possible amount or degree; (ADJ) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree

mimic

(N) a person who does imitations;


(V) to imitate, to make fun of

ruffle

(V) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; (N) material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat

serene

(ADJ) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand

sheepish

(ADJ) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid

stamina

(N) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain;


staying power