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dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
beeline - direct quick route
hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
invulnerable - incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity