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rile - irritate; vex; muddy
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child