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::: polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
::: prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
::: lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber
::: optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
::: thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
::: ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
::: defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
::: patrimony - property inherited from a father
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: jocund - merry