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restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla