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cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
emancipate - set free; liberate
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
deluge - flood; rush; V.
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around