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anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
swill - drink greedily
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
tenacity - firmness; persistence
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness