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::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: perturb - disturb greatly
::: surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
::: smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
::: concave - hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
::: chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
::: snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: plait - braid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician