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provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
buccaneer - pirate
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
coiffure - hairstyle