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relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)