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libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
reprisal - retaliation
prefatory - introductory; of a preface
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
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
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)