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dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
carousal - drunken revel; V. carouse
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
frisk - move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful