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pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
tablet - small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
compilation - listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
verdant - green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)