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pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams