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crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
skinflint - miser; stingy person
babble - chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
decoy - lure or bait; V.
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty