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::: defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
::: contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
::: flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
::: perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: monarchy - government under a single ruler
::: iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
::: frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose