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mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
indecision - irresolution; inability to make up one's mind
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
wastrel - waster; profligate