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facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
vying - contending; CF. vie
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)