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checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps
alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
enamored - in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial