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::: calculated - deliberately planned; likely
::: abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
::: gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
::: extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
::: condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
::: legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: enliven - make lively or spirited; animate