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::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
::: duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
::: deign - condescend; stoop
::: castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
::: prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse