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withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
flaunt - display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it !''
narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi