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mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable