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ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
colossal - huge
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance