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ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath