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beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
oligarchy - government by a privileged few