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pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
cascade - small waterfall
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
invective - abuse
equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter