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Bane

n. 1. Cause of trouble, misery, distress, or harm. 2. Poison.

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Blight

n. 1. A plant disease that causes the affected parts to wilt and die. 2. Something that causes this condition, such as air pollution. 3. Something that impairs or destroys. 4. An unsightly object or area.

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Broach

v. 1. To bring up, introduce, in order to begin a discussion of. 2. To tap or pierce, as in to draw off liquid.

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Cadge

v. To beg, to obtain by begging.

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Caste

n. A distinct social class or system.

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Daunt

v. To intimidate, to make afraid or discourage.

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Deign

v. To condescend; to unwillingly do something thought to be beneath one's dignity; to lower oneself.

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Dross

n. 1. Waste product, sludge. 2. Something worthless, commonplace, or trivial.

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Eke

v. To get or supplement with great effort or strain; to earn or accomplish laboriously.

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Feign

v. To pretend; to give the false appearance of.

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Flout

v. To disobey openly and scornfully; to reject, mock, go against (as in tradition or convention)

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Guile

n. Treacherous cunning; shrewd, crafty deceit.

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Ire

n. Anger, wrath.

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Mete

v. To distribute, allot, apportion.

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Mirth

n. Great merriment, joyous laughter.

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Moot

adj. debatable, undecided.

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Pith

n. 1. The essential or central part; the heart or essence (of the matter, idea, experience, etc.) 2. (In biology) the soft, sponge-like central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants.

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Quail

v. To draw back in fear; flinch, cower.

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Roil

v. 1. To make a liquid cloudy or muddy. 2. To stir up or agitate. 3. To anger or annoy.

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Teem

v. To be full of; to be present in large numbers.