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::: desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
::: glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
::: sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
::: antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
::: chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
::: withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
::: credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous