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reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
broil - cook by direct heat; N.
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
pinnace - small boat
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience